Patient satisfaction and changes in pain scores after ablative laparoscopic surgery for stage III-IV endometriosis and endometriotic cysts.

@article{Jones2003PatientSA,
  title={Patient satisfaction and changes in pain scores after ablative laparoscopic surgery for stage III-IV endometriosis and endometriotic cysts.},
  author={Kevin D. Jones and Christopher J. G. Sutton},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2003},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={1086-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To document the changes in pain scores 3-12 months following ablative laparoscopic surgery. Secondary outcome measures included patient satisfaction scores. DESIGN A prospective, cohort study. SETTING A tertiary referral center for the treatment of endometriosis. PATIENT(S) Seventy-three consecutive women with stage III-IV endometriosis and an endometrioma >2 cm. INTERVENTION(S) A laparoscopy was performed. The extraovarian endometriosis was ablated with a CO(2) laser, and the… CONTINUE READING

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