Hysteroscopic Findings in the Endometriosis Patient
Endometriosis is a disease of ectopic endometrial-like tissue implanting outside the uterine cavity. While the exact cause of endometriosis is not completely understood, abnormal uterine architecture is thought to play a significant role in endometriosis due to dysperistalsis and retrograde reflux menstruation. The gold standard for diagnosing and treating endometriosis is laparoscopy. However, as patients with uterine structural abnormalities have a higher propensity for developing endometriosis, it is important to perform a thorough assessment of the uterine cavity in the endometriosis patient. Hysteroscopy should be performed routinely at the time of laparoscopy for the endometriosis patient.
KeywordsEndometriosis Hysteroscopy Laparoscopy Uterine anomaly Arcuate uterus Retrograde reflux menstruation Endometriosis excision surgery
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