Diagnostic laparoscopy in pre-surgical planning for higher stage endometriosis: Is it still relevant?

Uche A. Menakaya, Luk Rombauts, Neil P. Johnson

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It has become necessary to re - examine the relevance of diagnostic laparoscopy in the two-stage approach to surgical management of symptomatic women with higher stage endometriosis following emerging evidence demonstrating acceptable diagnostic performance of alternative less invasive and less expensive imaging modalities. We highlight the relative merits of these presurgical diagnostic imaging modalities and propose strategies that address the challenge of transitioning to a new diagnostic paradigm in the management of symptomatic women with higher stage endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-522
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


  • diagnostic laparoscopy
  • endometriosis
  • transvaginal ultrasound

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