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Minerva Ginecologica 2016 December;68(6):713-21

language: English

Improved surgical management through optimized imaging of pelvic endometriosis

Charles GARABEDIAN 1, Chrystèle RUBOD 1, 2, Nathalie FAYE 3, Nzeba K. LEDU 1, Benjamin MERLOT 1, Pierre COLLINET 1, 2

1 Department of Gynecologic Surgery, Jeanne de Flandre Hospital, Lille Regional Center University Hospital, Lille cedex, France; 2 Faculty of Medicine Henri Warembourg, Lille Nord University, Lille cedex, France; 3 Imaging Center for Women, Jeanne de Flandre Hospital, Lille Regional Center University Hospital, Lille cedex, France


Deep infiltrating endometriosis is a frequent benign pathology that is found in 10-15% of fertile women and in 20% of infertile women. It has an impact on fertility but also on everyday life. In case of failure of medical treatment, surgical treatment can be offered to the patient. To provide adequate treatment and give the clearest information to patients, it seems essential to achieve optimal preoperative imaging. The aim of this work was to define for each compartment the surgeon’s expectations and the indications of iconographic work-ups before surgical management of pelvic endometriosis. We do not discuss technical examinations nor surgical indications and techniques.

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