Chronic pelvic pain. Laparoscopic and cystoscopic findings

Vaidyanathan Gowri, Andrzej Krolikowski

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Objective: To study the laparoscopic and cystoscopic findings in women with chronic pelvic pain referred to the Gynecology Clinic at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. Methods: Women referred to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Sultanate of Oman from October 1998-September 2000 with pelvic pain of more than 6 months duration were clinically evaluated. Laparoscopic examination was always combined with cystoscopy. Bladder biopsy was performed only if there were doubts regarding the nature of pathology that was found. Results: The mean age of the patients was 31 years and mean parity was 3.0. The minimum duration of symptoms was 6 months, but one 3rd of the patients had pain for more than 2 years. Bladder symptoms were present in 50% and bowel symptoms in 25% of patients. Laparoscopic examination revealed pathological findings in 80% of the cases. Adhesions of the omentum to the uterus or to the laparotomy or laparoscopy scar were the most common pathology (50%). Cystoscopy revealed one case of trigonitis and one case of cystitis. Conclusion: Pelvic adhesions were the most common cause of pelvic pain in our study group. Cystoscopy was normal in most of the patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-770
Number of pages2
JournalSaudi Medical Journal
Volume22
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Pelvic Pain
Chronic Pain
Cystoscopy
Urinary Bladder
Oman
Pathology
Omentum
Cystitis
Parity
Gynecology
Laparoscopy
Laparotomy
Uterus
Cicatrix
Biopsy
Pain
Sultan

Keywords

  • Psychiatric referrals
  • Psychiatry training
  • Psychopathological symptoms

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  • Medicine(all)

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Chronic pelvic pain. Laparoscopic and cystoscopic findings. / Gowri, Vaidyanathan; Krolikowski, Andrzej.

In: Saudi Medical Journal, Vol. 22, No. 9, 2001, p. 769-770.

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Gowri, V & Krolikowski, A 2001, 'Chronic pelvic pain. Laparoscopic and cystoscopic findings', Saudi Medical Journal, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 769-770.
Gowri, Vaidyanathan ; Krolikowski, Andrzej. / Chronic pelvic pain. Laparoscopic and cystoscopic findings. In: Saudi Medical Journal. 2001 ; Vol. 22, No. 9. pp. 769-770.
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