Fertility and pain outcomes following laparoscopic segmental bowel resection for colorectal endometriosis: A review


: Dr Geoffrey D. Reid, Level 7, 187 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia. Email: gdr@sgeg.info


Intestinal involvement in endometriosis is thought to occur in up to 12% of all endometriosis cases. While colorectal resection is being increasingly advocated as a feasible management option in patients with severe disease, there still remains significant resistance towards this surgery. This article aims to review the current literature to determine the pain and fertility outcomes following segmental bowel resection for colorectal endometriosis.