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Simplified approach to the treatment of endometriosis - ECO system.
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PMID:  22728577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: The aim of the present study was to develop a system to facilitate the approach for patients with endometriosis, mainly for non-specialized gynecologists.
METHODS: This was a multicenter study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). The study aimed to correlate three known parameters for endometriosis, qualifying and quantifying their importance in terms of disease severity and treatment complexity. Patients were divided into three groups.
RESULTS: Each parameter was scored from 0 to 2 in order to determine medical or surgical management for endometriosis based on the clinical and imaging results, where the total score of 0 to 2 was for medical treatment, score 3 was possible medical treatment or surgical and score of 4 to 6 was for surgical intervention. A total score from the three parameters was obtained. Anatomical extent of infiltration and complaints and objective of the patient was helpful in deciding on management of patients with endometriosis.
CONCLUSION: The ECO system can be a qualified and helpful tool in the approach to patients with suspected endometriosis, mainly for non-specialized gynecologists.
R Bassil Lasmar; M Simões Abraão; R B Lasmar; R Leon Dewilde
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva ginecologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0026-4784     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Ginecol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400731     Medline TA:  Minerva Ginecol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Federal Fluminense UniversityRio de Janeiro, Brazil -
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