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Rates of anastomotic leak and fistula following surgical management of bowel endometriosis: a comparison of shaving, discoid excision, and segmental resection

Abstract : Endometriosis is a complex chronic inflammatory condition that can create a multitude of bothersome painful symptoms for women. Bowel endometriosis is often misdiagnosed or overlooked leading to years of suffering for many women. The surgical management of bowel endometriosis varies based on extent of disease as well as surgeon experience. Surgical treatment for bowel endometriosis is complex and a variety of intraoperative and postoperative complications must be considered. Two significant postoperative complications for bowel endometriosis include anastomotic leak and fistula formation. There is continued debate regarding the appropriate surgical treatment for bowel endometriosis. Aggressive surgery with segmental bowel resection is being utilized more cautiously, with an increase in less aggressive shaving or disc excision techniques. Historic beliefs regarding the limitations of shaving and disc excision are being challenged, and with a reduction in morbidity these less aggressive techniques are winning favor among gynecologic surgeons. Shaving, discoid excision, and segmental bowel resection are all feasible surgical management options for bowel endometriosis. Segmental resection is associated with the highest rates of both anastomotic leak and fistula formation, while shaving is associated with the lowest.
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Jordan Klebanoff, Whitney Barnes, Katherine Denny, Marissa Mangini, Jamil Kazma, et al.. Rates of anastomotic leak and fistula following surgical management of bowel endometriosis: a comparison of shaving, discoid excision, and segmental resection. Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation, de Gruyter, 2021, ⟨10.1515/hmbci-2020-0065⟩. ⟨hal-03183943⟩

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