Single-Port Laparoscopic Management of Endometriosis



Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic condition that often presents in patients during the reproductive years with complaints of pelvic pain or infertility or both. Diagnosis has been made easier as a result of the growing use of laparoscopy. The exact pathogenesis is not known. Surgical management is indicated in women who suffer severe disease and do not do well on medical therapy, the objective being to ablate all visible disease. There are currently four primary surgical options: laparotomy, laparoscopy, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, and laparoendoscopic single-port surgery (LESS). Laparoendoscopic single-port surgery is associated with better cosmetic results, shorter hospital stay, and less postoperative pain. This technique is reviewed here.


Pelvic Pain Uterosacral Ligament Good Cosmetic Result Conventional Laparoscopy Pelvic Side Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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