Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

  title={Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={Jason Abbott and Jed Hawe and David K. Hunter and Michael Holmes and Paul Finn and R. C. Garry},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  volume={82 4},
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect on pain and quality of life for women with all stages of endometriosis undergoing laparoscopic surgery compared with placebo surgery. DESIGN A randomized, blinded, crossover study. SETTING A tertiary referral unit in a district general hospital. PATIENT(S) Thirty-nine women with histologically proven endometriosis completed the 12-month study. INTERVENTION(S) Women were randomized to receive initially either a diagnostic procedure (the delayed surgical… CONTINUE READING
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