Predictors of clinical outcomes in the laparoscopic management of adnexal masses.

@article{Havrilesky2003PredictorsOC,
  title={Predictors of clinical outcomes in the laparoscopic management of adnexal masses.},
  author={Laura Jean Havrilesky and Bercedis L. Peterson and Damla K Dryden and John T. Soper and Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson and Andrew Berchuck},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={243-51}
}
OBJECTIVE Laparoscopy has become an accepted approach in the management of adnexal masses. We evaluated clinical outcomes of laparoscopic management of adnexal masses thought to be benign preoperatively. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of patients undergoing laparoscopic evaluation of adnexal masses over a 7-year period. Regression models evaluated predictors of blood loss, length of stay, complications, mass rupture, conversion to laparotomy, and operating time. Preoperative… CONTINUE READING

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