Peritoneal surgery in the treatment of endometriosis--excision or thermal ablation?

@article{Wood1996PeritonealSI,
  title={Peritoneal surgery in the treatment of endometriosis--excision or thermal ablation?},
  author={C. P. Wood and Peter J. Maher},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          190-7
        }
}
Twenty patients with Stage 2 to 4 endometriosis were referred to an Endometriosis Clinic with an average of 3.4 previous medical and surgical treatments. All were treated by peritoneal excision. Follow-up was for 9-36 months and 14 had a further laparoscopy. Seventeen of 20 patients are free of symptoms. In 1 patient recurrence occurred in a separate site and in 2 there were lesions close to the original lesion in the pouch of Douglas and bladder wall. In addition, 1 of the 14 patients having… CONTINUE READING