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Table 3 Different laparoscopic bowel resection techniques depending on the degree of invasion [51]

From: Endometriosis: clinical features, MR imaging findings and pathologic correlation

Laparoscopic technique



Laparoscopic rectosigmoid shaving resection

Removal of the lesion only, followed by primary suture

Lesions <1 cm

Laparoscopic “mucosal skinning”

Removal of both muscular layers followed by interrupted sutures

Plaques located on the anterior rectosigmoid wall

Laparoscopic rectosigmoid discoid resection

Full thickness resection of the anterior bowel wall followed by two-layer suture

Single lesions <3 cm involving less than one third of the circumference

Laparoscopic rectosigmoid segmental resection

Bowel resection followed by end-to-end anastomosis with sparing of mesenteric nerves

Multiple or bigger lesions determining bowel distortion