Quality of Life Improvement after Surgery for Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE)Voicu Simedrea1, Mădălin-Marius Margan2,3*, Iris Cioroianu4, Raul Pătrașcu4, Andrei Mărginean5 and Roxana Nicolescu3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Margan Mădălin-Marius
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
“Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Timișoara, University Clinic of Obstetrics
and Gynecology “Bega”, Victor Babeș
Blvd. No 12, 300226, Timișoara, Romania
Tel: +40 (0) 726 27 73 54
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 18, 2014 Accepted Date: December 15, 2015 Published Date: December 20, 2015
Citation: Simedrea M, Margan MM, Cioroianu I, Patra?cu R, Marginean A, et al. Quality of Life Improvement after Surgery for Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE). Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie]. 2015; 11(4): 137-142 DOI:10.7438/1584-9341-11-4-4
Copyright: © 2015 Simedrea M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Endometriosis is categorized as one of the chronic benign gynecologic diseases, which causes pelvic pain and infertility, affecting almost 10% of reproductive-age women. Deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is a specific entity of endometriosis, responsible for painful symptoms, which are related to the anatomic location of the lesions. In this paper, we aim to review the current literature regarding the post-surgery quality of life improvement for DIE. Irrespective of its low sensitivity and specificity, vaginal examination and evaluation of specific symptoms should be emphasized as a basic diagnostic tool in detecting endometriosis. This will help in planning further DIE related therapeutic interventions. Out of several, transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) has been reported as one of the widely used and excellent tools to diagnose DIE lesions in different locations (rectovaginal septum, retrocervical and paracervical areas, rectum and sigmoid and vesical wall).