Journal article

The characteristics of women recommended a laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain at a tertiary institution

Kelly L Mirowska-Allen, Megan Sewell, Samantha Mooney, Peter Maher, Damian J Ianno, Sonia R Grover

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinician and patient factors impact on the management of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) with medical, surgical or combined approaches possible, although none have proven superior. AIMS: To understand the characteristics of women offered laparoscopic pelvic surgery for CPP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an observational study of women referred with CPP. They were asked to complete a study questionnaire regarding their symptoms, medical history, quality of life and pain catastrophisation. Examination and ultrasound findings were collected from patient records. Gynaecologists who recommended a laparoscopy completed a survey detailing their reasoning at the time of booking. The out..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Appreciation and gratitude to Professor Leonid Churliov for his assistance with the statistical analysis of this work and Dr Stephen Kunz for his edits and advice. We thank the Beischer Fund for their financial support. Finally, we would like to thank the women who participated in this study.