Objective: To report the technique and outcome of laparoscopy in endometriosis using indigo carmine.
Design: Case report.
Setting: Tertiary care center.
Patient(s): Twenty-nine-year-old nulligravid woman with a history of endometriosis and left unicornuate uterus with an absent right horn with a present right ovary and distal fallopian tube with recurrence of disease.
Intervention(s): Operative laparoscopy for destruction of endometriosis and chromopertubation, given the patient's history of infertility.
Main outcome measure(s): Identification of endometriosis.
Result(s): Lesions of endometriosis were stained with indigo carmine and were easily identified.
Conclusion(s): Tissue staining demonstrated lesions of endometriosis that were more easily identified; therefore, this technique could provide a special and unique approach to a more accurate diagnosis of endometriosis.
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