Minelli et al report a large series of 357 patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal resection for endometriosis during a 5-year period with a median follow-up of 19.6 months. One should consider that colonic involvement of endometriosis occurs in roughly 10% of patients and does not require surgery in all of these patients.
There are several additional points to be made:
Correspondence: Dr Galandiuk, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 550 S Jackson St, Louisville, KY 40202.
Galandiuk S. Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection for Bowel Endometriosis—Invited Critique. Arch Surg. 2009;144(3):239. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2008.579
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