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Laparoscopic excision of rectosigmoid endometriotic plaque and cul de sac obliteration in deeply infiltrating endometriosis: a case report
G. P. Fragulidis1, F. V. Oreopulu2, A.Vezakis1, C. Sofoudis3,*, E. Kalambokas3, V. Koutoulidis4, N. F. Vlahos3
1 2nd Department of Surgery, “Aretaieion Hospital” University of Athens Medical School, Athens
2 “Mitera Maternity General Hospital”, Athens
3 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Aretaieion Hospital”, University of Athens Medical School, Athens
4 1st Department of Radiology, “Aretaieion” Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens (Greece)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2016, 43(3), 437–440; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog2099.2016
Published: 10 June 2016
Endometriosis represents a main cause of infertility and pelvic pain affecting 3-43 % among reproductive age women. Deep pelvic endometriosis is defined as subperitoneal infiltration of endometrial implants in the uterosacral ligaments, rectum, rectovaginal septum, vagina or bladder. The authors present a case of a 29-year-old patient who underwent laparoscopic excision of extensive endometriotic plaque in rectovaginal septum accompanied with deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) and chronic pelvic pain (CPP).