Laparoscopic Approach to Endometriosis Overlying the Ureter (Video)

Physicians to present at ASRM 2017

Endometriosis may affect the urinary tract in up to 6 percent of cases.

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In this video, watch as Cleveland Clinic gynecology surgeons laparoscopically excise endometriosis overlying the ureter. During the retroperitoneal pelvic sidewall dissection, they identify the ureter and follow its course through the pelvis. You’ll see relevant nearby structures, including the umbilical artery, uterine artery and iliac arteries.

After bilateral ureterolysis, watch dissection of the pararectal space in the setting of complete posterior cul-de-sac obliteration due to endometriosis.

Physicians from Cleveland Clinic’s Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute will present on this approach at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2017 Congress & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.