Preoperative prediction of ureteral endometriosis without dilatation: instructions for use

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There is a major difference between the clinical presentations of endometriosis causing intestinal stenosis and endometriosis causing ureteral stenosis. Whereas a severe bowel stricture originating from endometriosis infiltration, by definition, gives rise to subocclusive symptoms, obstructive uropathy because of ureteral endometriosis may go unnoticed and cause progressive hydroureteronephrosis in the absence of colicky pain (1, 2).