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Reproductive outcome after laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis.
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PMID:  12635743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION: To evaluate the pregnancy rate after laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 47 infertile women undergoing laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis. RESULTS: rAFS stage was as follows: 11% of patients had Stage I, 11% Stage II, 53.3% Stage III and 24.4% Stage IV. The mean duration of follow-up was 48.5 +/- 18.44 months. The overall pregnancy rate was 64.4%. Eighteen out of 26 women (69%) became pregnant within six months after laparoscopy, 23% at 12 months, 11% within 24 months, and 11% after two years (p < 0.01). Adnexal adhesions and tubal status significantly affected the pregnancy rate. No differences were found regarding the stage of disease and the presence of ovarian endometriomas. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis enhances fertility and the pregnancy rate is highest within the first six months after surgery. Adnexal adhesions and tubal conditions influence the reproductive outcome.
M G Porpora; D C Pultrone; M Bellavia; C Franco; M Crobu; E V Cosmi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-14     Completed Date:  2003-05-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Gynecological Sciences, Perinatology and Child Health, Policlinico Umberto I-University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Endometriosis / pathology,  surgery*
Infertility, Female / surgery*
Pregnancy Rate*
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome

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