Diagnostic accuracy of physical examination, transvaginal sonography, rectal endoscopic sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose deep infiltrating endometriosis.

@article{Bazot2009DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of physical examination, transvaginal sonography, rectal endoscopic sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose deep infiltrating endometriosis.},
  author={Marc Bazot and Clarisse Lafont and Roman Rouzier and Gilles Roseau and Isabelle Thomassin-Naggara and {\'E}mile Dara{\"i}},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2009},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={1825-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the value of physical examination, transvaginal sonography (TVS), rectal endoscopic sonography (RES), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the assessment of different locations of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). DESIGN Retrospective longitudinal study. SETTING Tertiary university gynecology unit. PATIENT(S) Ninety-two consecutive patients with clinical evidence of pelvic endometriosis. INTERVENTION(S) Physical examination, TVS, RES, and MRI, performed… CONTINUE READING

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