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Laparoscopic Excision of Ovarian Endometriomas: Does Post-Operative Medical Treatment Prevent Recurrence?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9073710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Of 103 women undergoing laparoscopic excision of ovarian endometriomas, 41 patients were prescribed to 3 to 6 months therapy with GnRH analogs or danazol postoperatively and 62 received no additional treatment. No significant difference in extent of disease was present between the two groups at the time of surgery. Follow-up longer than 3 months, including a sonogram, was available for 40 patients of the treatment group and for 42 patients of the group receiving no additional treatment. Four recurrences (10%) at 3, 12, 16 and 21 months occurred in the treatment group, and 3 recurrences (7%) at 5, 6 and 6 months occurred in the no-treatment group (p=NS). Postoperative medical treatment does not prevent recurrence of laparoscopically excised ovarian endometriomas.
Authors:
Marana; Costantini; Muzii; Uglietti; Caruana; Arnold
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1074-3804     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417443     Medline TA:  J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S20     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo F. Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy.
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