Laparoscopy in 100 women with chronic pelvic pain

Arnold J. Kresch, David B. Seifer, Lewis B. Sachs, Irene Barrese

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Laparoscopy was used to evaluate 100 women who consistently reported pelvic pain in the same location for a minimum of six months. These findings were compared with those of 50 asymptomatic women who underwent laparoscopy for tubal ligation. Overall, 83% of the group with pelvic pain had abnormal pelvic organs as compared with 29% of the asymptomatic group. Adhesions were the most common pathology accounting for 38% and pelvic endometriosis accounted for 32% of the symptomatic group. Results of this study suggest that pelvic pain reported to be in the same location for a minimum of six months, is usually associated with organic pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-674
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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