Should the gynecologist perform laparoscopic bowel resection to treat endometriosis? Results over 7 years in 168 patients.

@article{Pereira2009ShouldTG,
  title={Should the gynecologist perform laparoscopic bowel resection to treat endometriosis? Results over 7 years in 168 patients.},
  author={Ricardo Mendes Alves Pereira and Alysson Zanatta and Christian Day Lima Preti and Fernando Jos{\'e} Felipe de Paula and Eduardo Leme Alves da Motta and Paulo C{\'e}sar Serafini},
  journal={Journal of minimally invasive gynecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={472-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic bowel resections for endometriosis performed by gynecologic surgeons. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-3). SETTING Fertility and pelvic surgery clinics. PATIENTS One hundred sixty-eight women (age 21-53 years) with symptoms including pelvic pain, infertility, or both with 252 bowel endometriotic lesions underwent laparoscopic bowel resection performed by gynecologic surgeons… CONTINUE READING