Is Laparoscopic Excision for Peritoneal Endometriosis Helpful or Harmful?

  • End date
    Jul 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Aarhus
Updated on 27 April 2022


The trial seeks to test effect of laparoscopic excision of peritoneal endometriosis on pelvic pain. Data will also be gathered on quality of life and neuropathic pain. Patients will be randomized to one of three groups: 1) laparoscopy with excision of endometrial tissue, 2) laparoscopy without excision of endometrial tissue and 3) waiting list control.

Condition Endometriosis; Peritoneum
Treatment Laparoscopy with excision, Laparoscopy without excision, Medical treatment-as-usual
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05162794
SponsorUniversity of Aarhus
Last Modified on27 April 2022


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Adult (≥ 18 years) with suspected peritoneal endometriosis undergoing elective surgery for pain relief
Pain intensity ≥ 5 on Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) in the four weeks prior to giving consent

Exclusion Criteria

Other known conditions/diseases that may cause pelvic pain
Diagnosed personality disorder, schizophrenia or treatment with anti-psychotics
Planned pregnancy during study period
Women who cannot read or speak Danish
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