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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic segmental resection as a treatment for intestinal endometriosis can be supported by favorable clinical outcomes, but carries a high risk of major complications. The purpose of this study is to evaluate histopathological patterns of colorectal endometriosis and investigate potential relationships between histological findings and(More)
STUDY QUESTION In women with deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) what is the prevalence of involvement of endometriotic tissue and fibrosis in ureteral endometriosis (UE), as assessed by histological staining? SUMMARY ANSWER In women with DIE, ureteral involvement is more often due to endometriotic tissue rather than fibrosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY(More)
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