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Role of NOTES in the Diagnosis of Women Pelvic Pathologies

Pierre C Lucien Charley Trevant

Citation Information : Trevant PC. Role of NOTES in the Diagnosis of Women Pelvic Pathologies. World J Lap Surg 2009; 2 (2):48-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1026

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Standard diagnostic laparoscopy is considered the gold standard to investigate pelvic pathologies (tubal pathology, endometriosis, and adhesions...). It gives a panoramic view of the pelvis. But the invasiveness of diagnostic laparoscopy has almost eliminated its pure diagnostic role from contemporary management of common pelvic pathologies. It consequently appears interesting to propose an endoscopy diagnostic procedure as powerful as the laparoscopy but less invasive which doesn't require general anesthesia and full operative facilities. This is the case of transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy (THL) which proved its efficiency while being as precise as standard diagnosis laparoscopy.

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