Laparoscopic Resection of Intestinal Endometriosis: A 5-Year Experience. Ribeiro PAA et al. 2006;13(5):442-446 • The authors set out to describe the clinical manifestations, surgical techniques, and observed complications in patients undergoing laparoscopic resection of intestinal deeply infiltrating endometriosis. Ribeiro PAA et al describe their evaluation of and 7-step surgical technique for treating 125 patients who underwent laparoscopic radical excision followed by resection of the rectosigmoid colon for treatment of intestinal endometriosis. The authors concluded that symptoms of intestinal endometriosis are not specific; laparoscopy is a safe and effective treatment; and special attention must be given to intestinal anastomosis and nerve preservation.
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