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Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery

pp 251-261

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Robotic-Assisted Management of Endometriosis

  • Camran NezhatAffiliated withDepartment of OBGYN, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center Email author 
  • , Jillian MainAffiliated withDepartment of OBGYN, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
  • , Elizabeth BuescherAffiliated withDepartment of OBGYN, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
  • , Amanda StevensAffiliated withDepartment of OBGYN, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
  • , Rose SoliemannjadAffiliated withDepartment of OBGYN, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

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Abstract

Endometriosis is a complex disease in which endometrial glands and stroma grow outside of the endometrial cavity. The classic symptoms of endometriosis consist of dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, pelvic pain and infertility. In the general reproductive-age population, the prevalence of endometriosis approaches 10 %, but in patients with infertility it can be as high as 50 %. These numbers likely underestimate the true incidence of endometriosis since endometriosis is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.