Objective: We investigated the effects of laparoscopic excision of endometriosis with unilateral parametrectomy on bladder, rectal, and sexual function as well as patient satisfaction. Methods: Women who underwent this procedure between February 1, 2006 and November 15, 2007 were enrolled. Patient characteristics, preand postoperative findings, and follow-up data were retrospectively collected from a computerized database. Results: Twelve patients were enrolled in the study. All of the symptoms except dysuria improved after surgery, worsening long after the operation. It seems that all parameters including sexuality, micturition, and defecation are equally important in regards to the final judgement of satisfaction, with a trend towards amelioration long after the operation. Conclusions: Unilateral parametrectomy may offer successful results in terms of patient satisfaction despite some impairment in bladder, bowel, and sexual function. The risk of permanent functional impairment is high; therefore, surgeons need to maintain the integrity of the contralateral nerve pathway. This is highly important, because pain relief seems to be partially involved in the final judgement of postoperation satisfaction. © 2009 by JSLS.

Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis may require unilateral parametrectomy

Mereu L.;Barbieri F.
2009-01-01

Abstract

Objective: We investigated the effects of laparoscopic excision of endometriosis with unilateral parametrectomy on bladder, rectal, and sexual function as well as patient satisfaction. Methods: Women who underwent this procedure between February 1, 2006 and November 15, 2007 were enrolled. Patient characteristics, preand postoperative findings, and follow-up data were retrospectively collected from a computerized database. Results: Twelve patients were enrolled in the study. All of the symptoms except dysuria improved after surgery, worsening long after the operation. It seems that all parameters including sexuality, micturition, and defecation are equally important in regards to the final judgement of satisfaction, with a trend towards amelioration long after the operation. Conclusions: Unilateral parametrectomy may offer successful results in terms of patient satisfaction despite some impairment in bladder, bowel, and sexual function. The risk of permanent functional impairment is high; therefore, surgeons need to maintain the integrity of the contralateral nerve pathway. This is highly important, because pain relief seems to be partially involved in the final judgement of postoperation satisfaction. © 2009 by JSLS.
2009
Complete excision
Endometriosis
Nerve-sparing
Parametrectomy
Voiding disorders
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