Autofluorescent Laparoscopy Diagnosis of Endometriosis
laparoscopy diagnosis of endometriosis is a new way of seeing where
endometriosis is during the laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is the best
procedure to diagnose and remove endometriosis. During laparoscopy,
it is possible to see where the lesions are, however, under normal
white light, tiny or hidden growths (implants) may remain hidden
from the surgeons's view.
laparoscopy diagnosis of endometriosis -- instead of white light
only, two filters, the blue and the green one, are used. The first
video shows the principle:
The Autofluorescent Mechanism
In normal laparoscopy, white light is reflected
from the surface of the tissue. If a special narrow short-wave
filter is added, the illumination light is reflected as blue
(the so-called observation light.) However, the lesions are also
blue, so another filter is added, a green one -- the observation
filter. This maximizes the difference between the normal and
Autofluorescent Laparoscopy Diagnosis
of Endometriosis, Part Two
In this video we see a sample tissue with endometriosis.
If only white light were present, extremely subtle endometriosis
is seen. When the illumination filter only is used, there is loss
of visuallisation. With observation filter alone, no change from
white light is seen. When both filters are used at the same time,
the lesions can be clearly seen.
Autofluorescent Laparoscopy Diagnosis of Endometriosis Video
The next two videos show how easy it is to
see where endometriosis really is.
of the videos on this page is Stephen F. Palter, MD, the medical
and scientific director of Gold Coast IVF.
other videos on this site, see our main page on hysterectomy
Laparoscopy Diagnosis of Endometriosis to the
home page of How To Avoid Hysterectomy.com.