Nerve-sparing (NS) surgery reduces bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction without decreasing surgical efficacy.
This study aimed to summarize the anatomical and surgical data of NS technique and to review the post-operative outcomes after NS surgery for deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE).
Data were collected from published research articles from MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library databases.
The NS technique approach for DIE seems to be feasible and reproductive. In comparison to the conventional surgery (CS), it seems to demonstrate better preservation of pelvic visceral function and an improvement in quality of life with same recurrence rates. The concept of preservation of autonomic nerves during surgical treatment of DIE should become standard in reference center.
J Endometr Pelvic Pain Disord 2016; 8(4): 141 - 151
Article Type: REVIEW
AuthorsMarcello Ceccaroni, Roberto Clarizia, Linda Tebache
- • Accepted on 25/09/2016
- • Available online on 28/10/2016
- • Published in print on 23/12/2016
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- Ceccaroni, Marcello [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Clarizia, Roberto [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
- Tebache, Linda [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery, International School of Surgical Anatomy, Sacred Heart Hospital, Negrar (Verona) - Italy
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHR Citadelle, Université de Liege, Liege - Belgium