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Peritoneal endometriosis in women requesting reversal of sterilization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3709826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventy-six women requesting reversal of sterilization underwent at least 1 operative procedure during a 27-month period, and 14 (18.4%) were found to have pelvic endometriosis. The endometriosis patients were noted to have had significantly fewer pregnancies (1.8 versus 2.9, P less than 0.01) before sterilization than those without endometriosis, but the two groups did not differ significantly in mean age (30.8 versus 30.3 years), type of sterilization or in mean number of years since sterilization (5.0 versus 5.5 years). In only two individuals were proximal tubal segment fistulas found at the time of reversal, and neither had endometriosis. We conclude that pelvic endometriosis is more common in patients with bilateral tubal occlusion than previously suspected and that its presence indicates that endometriosis implants can persist for prolonged periods of time, can give rise to new implants, or do not require the tubal reflux of menstrual debris to form.
S T Dodge; R S Pumphrey; K Miyazawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1986 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-14     Completed Date:  1986-07-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  774-7     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Endometriosis / etiology*,  pathology
Peritoneal Neoplasms / etiology*,  pathology
Sterilization Reversal*
Sterilization, Tubal / methods
Time Factors

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