Updated 9/2023. The color of endometriosis is one of the most important factors for a surgeon to identify it, but unfortunately, many doctors haven’t been trained to recognize all the visual appearances of endo. Which means that an untrained gynecologist could miss endo during surgery, leading to misdiagnosis or leaving endo behind during surgery. We talk about the various appearances of endo as well as give information on the debate around microscopic endo.
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–(2000) Martin, Dan. Laparoscopic Appearance of Endometriosis, Second Edition, 1990-2020, Resurge Press, Richmond, https://www.danmartinmd.com/files/coloratlas1990.pdf, accessed 5/2021
–Albee Jr, R. B., Sinervo, K., & Fisher, D. T. (2008). Laparoscopic excision of lesions suggestive of endometriosis or otherwise atypical in appearance: relationship between visual findings and final histologic diagnosis. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 15(1), 32-37. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/18262141/
—Laparoscopic diagnosis of endometriosis – from Dr. Redwine’s research on endopaedia.info
—The visual appearance of endometriosis and its impact on our concepts of the disease – from Dr. Redwine’s research on endopaedia.info
—Age related evolution in color appearance of endometriosis – from Dr. Redwine’s research on endopaedia.info
—Invisible microscopic endometriosis – Is it invisible, or just not there? – from Dr. Redwine’s research on endopaedia.info
–Hopton, E N and David Byron Redwine. “Eyes wide shut: the illusory tale of ‘occult’ microscopic endometriosis.” Human reproduction 29 3 (2014): 384-7
—Is There Microscopic or Occult Endometriosis – from Nancy’s Nook