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Endometriosis: Surgical management of pelvic pain

Dan I Lebovic, MD
Section Editor
Tommaso Falcone, MD, FRCSC, FACOG
Deputy Editor
Kristen Eckler, MD, FACOG


Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic condition in which endometrial glands and stroma exist outside the uterus. These implants are predominately found in the pelvis but may be present anywhere in the body. This ectopic endometrium can cause scarring, infertility, and pain. The surgical management of pelvic pain due to endometriosis is reviewed here. Related topics are discussed separately, including:

(See "Endometriosis: Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis".)

(See "Endometriosis in adolescents: Diagnosis and treatment".)

(See "Endometriosis: Treatment of pelvic pain".)

(See "Endometriosis of the bladder and ureter".)

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