Deep infiltrating endometriosis: Can magnetic resonance imaging anticipate the need for colorectal surgeon intervention?
Ana Brusic, Stephen Esler, Leonid Churilov, Prathima Chowdary, Matthew Sleeman, Peter Maher, Natalie Yang
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVE: To identify magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features associated with colorectal surgical bowel resection for treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 122 preoperative pelvic MRIs in women with laparoscopically-proven DIE and subsequent surgery (2006-2015) were identified, and retrospective cohort analysis performed. MRIs were reviewed independently by two radiologists blinded to surgical/histopathological outcomes. Associations between MRI characteristics of middle/posterior compartment endometriosis and surgical outcomes were investigated to identify MRI features associated with colorectal surgical bowel resection. RESULTS: MRI features associat..View full abstract