At present, a reliable diagnosis of endometriosis cannot be made with non-invasive techniques. Even if other tests have been performed, it is necessary to confirm the presence of endometrial cysts by laparoscopy, a surgical procedure that allows the implants to be observed through a laparoscope (tube with a camera). If they are accessible, they can be removed with a surgical instrument. Thus, laparoscopy can be used both to diagnose endometriosis and to treat it.
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By Elisa Pérez Larrea M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 11/17/2021