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Repeat transvaginal ultrasound-guided aspiration of ovarian endometrioma in infertile women with endometriosis.
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PMID:  20934676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the effectiveness of repeated transvaginal ultrasound-guided aspiration of endometriomas in infertile women with endometriosis.
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study was performed in our department of reproductive health on 129 infertile women who underwent monthly repeated transvaginal aspiration of endometriomas. The recurrence and pregnancy were monitored during a follow-up period of 24 months.
RESULTS: Recurrences of cysts were found in 118 (91.5%) patients in the first postaspirate month and 86 (66.7%) in the second, 60 (46.5%) in the third, 28 (21.7%) in the fourth, 12 (9.3%) in the fifth, 7 (5.4%) in the sixth, and 36 (27.9%) in the 24th postaspiration month. Mean 3.1 ± 2.8 times of aspirations per patient were performed without any adverse effect. There was a linear regression relationship between the change of times of aspirations and the chance of recurrence of cysts. Overall pregnancy rate of 43.4% (56/129) was obtained.
CONCLUSION: The repetitive aspiration of endometriomas is an effective therapeutic option in patients with endometriosis.
Wenjie Zhu; Zhen Tan; Zhihong Fu; Xuemei Li; Xiumin Chen; Yonghong Zhou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  204     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-28     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61.e1-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Reproductive Health, Shen-Zhen City Maternity and Child Healthcare Hospital, Shen-Zhen, Guang-Dong Province, Peoples Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Endometriosis / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Infertility, Female / surgery
Linear Models
Ovarian Cysts / surgery,  ultrasonography
Ovarian Diseases / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Pregnancy Rate
Reoperation / methods
Retrospective Studies
Suction / methods
Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods*

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