IMR Press / FBE / Volume 5 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.2741/E618

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Surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis: Technique and rationale

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1 Department of Gynecologic Surgery, CHU Estaing, 1 Place Lucie Aubrac, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand, France
2 Department of Gynecology, Sugisawa Medical Center, Av. Iguaçu 1236, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
3 Department of Digestive Surgery, CHU Estaing, 1 Place Lucie Aubrac, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand, France

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Academic Editor: Ali Akoum

Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2013, 5(1), 316–332; https://doi.org/10.2741/E618
Published: 1 January 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Endometriosis: an enigmatic disease)
Abstract

The surgical treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis is challenging and complex. Currently, the gold standard for patient care is the referral to tertiary centers with a multidisciplinary team including gynecologists, colorectal surgeon and urologist with adequate training in advanced laparoscopic surgery. The surgical technique is essential to adequately manage the disease and to minimize the risk of complications; however, the technique is rarely taught and described in details. This paper reviews our current technique and all the tricks to allow the reproduction and even the improvement of this technique by other surgeons.

Keywords
Endometriosis
Laparoscopy
Surgery
Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis
Review
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