FDA Clears Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain FDA Clears Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain
Elagolix is the first oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist specifically developed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.FDA Approvals
This is an educational video designed to describe indications for surgical intervention in the setting of chronic pelvic pain, and to outline tips and tricks for a thorough and successful diagnostic laparoscopy to evaluate for endometriosis.
We present an interesting case of a nulliparous patient that underwent laparoscopic surgery for pelvic endometriosis and 2 years after a laparoscopic excision of an intraligamentous fibroid.
Introduction: Conservative surgery as discoid excision appears as a valuable alternative to radical surgery to treat bowel endometriosis. Despite numerous published reports about discoid excision, there is a main issue represented by the heterogeneity of procedures, patients and lesions described.
Introduction: Cystectomy has been questioned as an ideal surgical approach because it may involve excessive removal of ovarian tissue. Recently, laser vaporization has been proposed as a promising method to preserve ovarian function.
Introduction: Endometriosis is an enigmatic disease affecting up to 10% of reproductive-aged women causing pain and infertility. Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is the most severe form of the disease. The impact of surgical treatment for deep endometriosis on fertility success rate of assisted reproduction techniques (ART) is not clear.
Introduction: Approximately only half of women with endometriosis get pain relief from existing medical or surgical treatments. Over the past 2 decades a wide variety of medical options has been tested. All are aimed at a specific target that contributes the pathogenesis of the disease.
Introduction: Bowel endometriosis is one of the most severe forms of deep infiltrating endometriosis. The management of colorectal DIE constitutes a challenge for physicians. Indeed, medical therapies are of limited effect because of their partial efficacy on the fibrotic component of an endometriotic lesion. Surgery is thus an alternative option for symptomatic patients.
Introduction: Endometriosis is characterized by pelvic pain and subfertility. Laparoscopy is the gold-standard diagnostics. Since 2010, patients with endometriosis have increasingly been treated with radical surgical procedures at our gynecologic department.
Introduction: Dilated and refluxing incompetent pelvic veins are a cause of chronic pain.
Introduction: External genital endometriosis takes the leading place in the structure of gynecological pathology among women of reproductive age.