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Pelvic laparoscopy - series - Indications

  
Indications

Pelvic laparoscopy is used both for diagnosis and for treatment and may be recommended for:

  • pelvic pain due to uterine tissue found outside the uterus in the abdomen (endometriosis)
  • infections (pelvic inflammatory disease) not responsive to drug therapy
  • suspected twisting (torsion) of an ovary
  • ovarian cyst
  • scar tissue (adhesions) in pelvis
  • puncture through the uterus (uterine perforation) following D&C or by IUD
  • evaluation of infertility
  • sterilization (tubal ligation)
  • evaluation of a pelvic mass (such as in a Fallopian tube or ovary) that was confirmed previously by abdominal ultrasound


Review Date: 2/26/2012
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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