Laparoscopy in the diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain in adolescent women.

@article{Vercellini1989LaparoscopyIT,
  title={Laparoscopy in the diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain in adolescent women.},
  author={Paolo Vercellini and Luigi Fedele and Luisa Arcaini and Stefano Bianchi and M T Rognoni and Giampaolo Candiani},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={827-30}
}
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in adolescent women is a frequent complaint. We assessed the value of laparoscopy in the differential diagnosis of CPP in 47 adolescents 11-19 years old after six months or more of cyclic or acyclic pelvic pain. No pelvic abnormalities were detected in 19 patients (40.4%), endometriosis was detected in 18 (38.3%) (frequently with nonpigmented or "nonclassic" lesions), partially obstructive genital tract malformations were found in 4 (8.4%), and other types of pathology… CONTINUE READING

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