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Ultrasound distinguishes early, late-stage endometriosis

Key clinical point: Presurgical staging could help match the patient with the right surgeon.

Major finding: In assigning a patient to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine endometriosis stage 0-2 group, deep endometriosis transvaginal ultrasound had 94.9% sensitivity and 93.8% specificity, and for assigning to ASRM stage 3-4, it had values of 93.8% and 94.9%, respectively.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 204 procedures.

Disclosures: Dr. Leonardi reported no relevant financial disclosures.


Leonardi M et al. AAGL Global Congress 2019.