Journal article

Can Narrowband Imaging Improve the Laparoscopic Identification of Superficial Endometriosis? A Prospective Cohort Trial

Tony Ma, Prathima Chowdary, Alex Eskander, Lenore Ellett, Kate McIlwaine, Janine Manwaring, Emma Readman, Peter Maher

JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of narrowband imaging (NBI) to detect additional areas of endometriosis not identified by standard white light in patients undergoing laparoscopy for the investigation of pelvic pain. DESIGN: A prospective cohort trial (Canadian Task Force classification II). Evidence obtained from a well-designed cohort study. SETTING: A tertiary laparoscopic subspecialty unit in Melbourne, Australia. PATIENTS: Fifty-seven patients undergoing laparoscopy for the investigation of pelvic pain were recruited. Fifty-three patients were eligible for analysis. INTERVENTIONS: Patients underwent standard white-light laparoscopy of the pelvis followed by NBI survey to assess..

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