How is a diagnosis of endometriosis confirmed?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Turandot Saul, MD; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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Laparoscopy with biopsy is the only definitive way to diagnose endometriosis. It is an invasive procedure with an overall sensitivity of 97% and a specificity of only 77%. Hallmark findings are the classic powder burn, blue-black lesions.


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