Pelvic laparoscopy - series

Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Indications

Indications

Pelvic laparoscopy is used both for diagnosis and for treatment and may be recommended for:

  • pelvic pain due to uterine tissue found outside the uterus in the abdomen (endometriosis)
  • infections (pelvic inflammatory disease) not responsive to drug therapy
  • suspected twisting (torsion) of an ovary
  • ovarian cyst
  • scar tissue (adhesions) in pelvis
  • puncture through the uterus (uterine perforation) following D&C or by IUD
  • evaluation of infertility
  • sterilization (tubal ligation)
  • evaluation of a pelvic mass (such as in a Fallopian tube or ovary) that was confirmed previously by abdominal ultrasound

Incision

Incision

Procedure

Procedure

Aftercare

Aftercare

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 9/15/2005
  • A.D.A.M. Medical Illustration Team

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