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Title: Laparoscopic sigmoid resection with transrectal specimen extraction: a novel technique for the treatment of bowel endometriosis
Authors: Wolthuis, AM ×
Meuleman, Christel
Tomassetti, Carla
D'Hooghe, Thomas
Fieuws, Steffen
Penninckx, Freddy
D'Hoore, André #
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Published for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology by IRL Press
Series Title: Human Reproduction vol:26 issue:6 pages:1348-1355
Abstract: Multidisciplinary laparoscopic treatment is the standard of care for radical treatment of deep infiltrating pelvic endometriosis. If bowel resection is necessary, a muscle-split or Pfannenstiel incision is also required. The avoidance of any laparotomy could decrease surgical stress response, give a faster return to normal bowel function, decrease post-operative pain and reduce wound complications and incisional hernias. We assessed post-operative outcome after a full laparoscopic sigmoid resection for bowel endometriosis.
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ISSN: 0268-1161
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
Section Woman - Miscellaneous (-)
Abdominal Surgical Oncology
Reproductive Medicine Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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