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ASRM Annual Meeting 2006
Endometriosis May Have More Risk Than Benefit
Dan C. Martin, M.D.
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
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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