Surgical Therapies: Peritoneal Endometriosis Surgery

Michael P. Diamond, Valerie I. Shavell

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Since the introduction of laparoscopy, the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis have been dramatically altered. Laparoscopy may be utilized to confirm the presence of endometriosis and to excise or ablate endometriotic lesions, often with reduced morbidity and comparable efficacy to laparotomy. Destruction of endometriotic lesions, restoration of normal anatomy, delay of disease progression, and symptomatic relief are the primary goals in the treatment of endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndometriosis
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Practice
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781444332131
StatePublished - Jan 25 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Adhesions
  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Coagulation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision
  • Laparoscopy
  • Recurrence
  • Vaporization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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