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Dan C. Martin, MD
UT Medical Group, Inc.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

UTHSC Academic Office

Daniel Clyde Martin, M.D.
UT Medical Group, Inc.
Infertility and Gynecology
Reproductive Surgery
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7945 Wolf River Boulevard
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Germantown, Tennessee
TN 38138-1733

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ASRM Annual Meeting 2006

 October, 2006
New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Biopsy of Endometriosis May Have More Risk Than Benefit
But Biopsy is Useful for Other Pathology
 

Dan C. Martin, M.D.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
 

 

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Conclusions: “Dark scarred,” “puckered pigmented” and “mixed color” lesions are generally endometriosis.  Other characteristic, identifiable lesions included white scar, red polyps, clear vesicles, adhesions, yellow brown patches, deep nodules and peritoneal pockets.  However, these other appearances are also seen with other pathology.  Although biopsy may have little risk, it may have even less benefit when lesions are dark and scarred or puckered and pigmented.  Biopsy and histology appear more useful for diagnosis of other pathology including cancer.

 

Published in Fertility and Sterility, Volume 86 (supplement 2): pages s270 – s271, 2006

Applying STARD Criteria to the

Laparoscopic Identification of Endometriosis


Dan C. Martin, M.D.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee

 

 

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Conclusions: There are many questions and concerns that need to be addressed at a research level before biopsy becomes a generalized clinical standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis.   In the meantime, biopsy is useful in clarifying the diagnosis of similar appearing lesions and in ruling out cancer

 

Published in Fertility and Sterility, Volume 86 (supplement 2): page s270, 2006

 

 
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