Endometriosis

Heidi Chua, Michael J. Snyder
Endometriosis is a topic covered in the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

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Key Concepts

  • Endometriosis is a common cause of young women undergoing pelvic surgery.
  • Endometriosis causes pelvic pain, infertility, and dyschezia.
  • Laparoscopy and pathologic identification of endometriosis are the gold standard for diagnosis.
  • Symptomatic Stage 4 endometriosis requires surgery.
  • A multidisciplinary approach with gynecologists and urologists for advanced endometriosis is optimal.

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Key Concepts

  • Endometriosis is a common cause of young women undergoing pelvic surgery.
  • Endometriosis causes pelvic pain, infertility, and dyschezia.
  • Laparoscopy and pathologic identification of endometriosis are the gold standard for diagnosis.
  • Symptomatic Stage 4 endometriosis requires surgery.
  • A multidisciplinary approach with gynecologists and urologists for advanced endometriosis is optimal.

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Last updated: January 26, 2022