Combination of transvaginal sonography and clinical examination for preoperative diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis.

@article{Hudelist2009CombinationOT,
  title={Combination of transvaginal sonography and clinical examination for preoperative diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis.},
  author={Gernot Hudelist and K H Oberwinkler and Christian F Singer and Frank Tuttlies and Gerald Rauter and Oliver Ritter and Joerg Keckstein},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={1018-24}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of routine clinical examination (per vaginam, PV) combined with transvaginal sonography (TVS) for presurgical, non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. METHODS Two-hundred women with symptoms suggestive of endometriosis were prospectively assessed by PV and TVS prior to laparoscopy and radical resection of disease and histological confirmation. RESULTS Prevalence of endometriosis on the right/left (r/l) ovary, r/l… CONTINUE READING

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