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Early Dx, Aggressive Treatment Promising for Teen Endometriosis

Major finding: No recurrence of endometriosis was seen in 17 teenage girls with confirmed endometriosis who underwent complete laparoscopic excision; there was lack of recurrence even though the majority of girls did not take postsurgical hormonal suppression, demonstrating the potential for eradication of disease.

Data source: Data came from the first prospective, observational study of 20 teenagers with suspicion of endometriosis, 17 of whom had histologic confirmation of their diagnosis.

Disclosures: Dr. Yeung said he had no relevant disclosures.


 

FROM THE ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE ENDOMETRIOSIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

To screen for patients at high risk for having endometriosis, Dr. Yeung asks them several important questions, such as "Have you missed school or work due to pelvic pain or painful periods?" When a patient is asked these questions, "if she has any symptoms, her face lights up as she say ‘yes,’ " said Dr. Yeung. "These symptoms are not normal."

Dr. Yeung said he had no relevant disclosures.

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