The revised American Fertility Society classification of endometriosis: Reproducibility of scoring

J. A. Rock, E. J. Aiman, D. H. Barad, M. A. Feinman, G. Betz, W. P. Dmowski, P. C. Galle, A. F. Goldfarb, R. Hemmings, E. Kemmann, A. Lemay, R. Maheux, L. R. Malinak, G. Maroulis, K. Moghissi, K. Ginsburg, E. Schrlock, S. Carson, R. W. Shaw

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Objective: To assess the reproducibility in staging endometriosis using the revised American Fertility Society (AFS) classification of endometriosis. Design: Visual documentation of laparoscopies of 315 women with endometriosis was scored by the investigators and a blinded reviewer. Setting: Patients from private practice institutional setting. Participants: Patients who participated in a multicenter trial to study the efficacy and safety of a GnRH agonist (GnRH-a). Interventions: Laparascopic visual documentation of the extent of endometriosis before and after 6 months of GnRH-a therapy. Main Outcome Measure: The reproducibility of the AFS classification system comparing scoring during laparoscopy and by a blinded reviewer. Results: Good to fair agreement scoring endometriosis between the investigator and the blinded reviewer was noted. Conclusions: Visual documentation may be used to determine the stage of endometriosis using the revised AFS classification guidelines.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1108-1110
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995


  • endometriosis
  • reproducibility
  • Revised AFS classification of endometriosis


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