A difficult case of ureteral and bowel endometriosis: conservative vs. radical treatment
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2013;13(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3969
Deep infiltrating endometriosis is a challenging surgical procedure. Even if preoperative work-up is of major importance, several decisions can only be made after surgical re-evaluation of the lesion. Both ureteral and bowel endometriosis are good instances of this philosophy. The conservative approach must be considered first whenever possible. However, in some cases, the success of the procedure combined with patient prognosis is unsatisfactory.