A Study to Evaluate Pathologic Diagnosis of Endometriosis Compared to Gross Visualization


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diagnosis of endometriosis by gross visualization and compare to histologic evaluation during laparoscopic resection. By better understanding the polymorphic appearance of endometriosis, it will improve our diagnostic potential without having to rely on pathology. With this knowledge, it will improve patient centered care and possibly expedite treatment.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patient ≥ 18 years old.
  • Ability to provide informed consent.
  • Planned surgery with the Department of Gynecology in which endometriosis is expected to be identified and removed.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non English speaking.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Megan Wasson, D.O.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Rachael Haverland M.D.



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