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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076877/ultrasound-imaging-for-ovarian-and-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
#1
Caterina Exacoustos, Errico Zupi, Emilio Piccione
The main challenges of imaging for endometriosis are the detection of nonovarian disease and the evaluation of the extension of the disease into pelvic structures. Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) has been proposed as the first-line imaging technique because it allows extensive exploration of the pelvis. The "typical" endometrioma is a unilocular cyst with homogeneous low-level echogenicity (ground glass echogenicity) of the cyst fluid. The use of color Doppler helps avoid classifying malignancies as endometriomas, defining the presence of vascular flow in papillations...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049215/surgical-management-of-endometriosis-in-patients-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
#2
Rebecca Flyckt, Suejin Kim, Tommaso Falcone
Surgical approaches to endometriosis patients with chronic pelvic pain are multimodal and require individualization. Laparoscopic approaches are preferred over laparotomy when conservatively treating endometriosis via excision or ablation/fulguration of lesions. The available data support cystectomy over fenestration or fulguration for endometriomas; however, there may be associated decreases in ovarian reserve with endometrioma treatment. Presacral neurectomy may be useful in patients with midline pain and LUNA is not effective for the treatment of pelvic pain related to endometriosis...
January 3, 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038848/social-psychogenic-stress-promotes-the-development-of-endometriosis-in-mouse
#3
Sun-Wei Guo, Qi Zhang, Xishi Liu
Exposure to chronic stress before and well after the induction of endometriosis is reported to increase lesion sizes in rats, but it is unclear whether stress, exposed shortly after the induction of endometriosis, would also promote the development of endometriosis, nor is it clear what the underlying possible molecular mechanism is. This study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that chronic stress can promote the development of endometriosis. A prospective randomized mouse experiment was conducted that subjected mice with induced endometriosis to predator stress...
December 16, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999704/rectus-abdominis-endometrioma-after-caesarean-section
#4
Igor Mishin, Anna Mishina, Sergiu Zaharia, Gheorghe Zastavnitsky
Isolated rectus abdominis muscle endometriosis is very uncommon with less than 20 case reports being published to date since its first description in 1984 by Amato and Levitt. We report another case of isolated rectus abdominis endometriosis in a 37-year-old patient with a previous caesarian section. We also discuss the diagnostic and treatment particularities in these patients. In our case, the treatment was only surgical and currently the patient is disease-free during the 24-month follow-up.
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989989/total-circulating-microparticle-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
#5
J Munrós, M A Martínez-Zamora, D Tàssies, J L Coloma, M A Torrente, J C Reverter, F Carmona, J Balasch
STUDY QUESTION: Are the levels of total circulating cell-derived microparticles (cMPs) and circulating tissue factor-containing microparticles (cMP-TF) increased in patients with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: The levels of total cMP, but not cMP-TF, were higher in patients with endometriosis, and these were attributed to higher levels in patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous studies have reported elevated levels of total cMP in inflammatory conditions as well as higher levels of other inflammatory biomarkers in endometriosis...
December 17, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942100/abdominal-wall-endometrioma-our-experience-in-vladimir-russia
#6
Mahir Gachabayov, Roman Horta, Dmitriy Afanasyev, Timur Gilyazov
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is defined as an estrogen-dependent, benign inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrial implants. Abdominal wall endometrioma (AWE) being a rare entity is a benign tumor defined as ectopic functional, endometrial tissue located in the abdominal wall. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of 23 female patients treated with AWE in four departments of three centers in Vladimir city, Russia, from January 2010 to December 2014 was performed...
November 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932897/effect-of-ovarian-endometrioma-on-uterine-and-ovarian-blood-flow-in-infertile-women
#7
Akmal El-Mazny, Ahmed Kamel, Wafaa Ramadan, Sherine Gad-Allah, Suzy Abdelaziz, Ahmed M Hussein
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis has been found to be among the most important factors in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. The formation of new blood vessels is critical for the survival of newly implanted endometriotic foci. The use of 3-D power Doppler allows for the demonstration of the dynamic vascular changes that occur during the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). We aimed to evaluate the effect of ovarian endometrioma on uterine and ovarian blood flow in infertile women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a case-control study at a university teaching hospital, 138 women with unilateral ovarian endometrioma scheduled for IVF were compared to 138 women with male-factor or unexplained infertility...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932268/ten-principles-for-a-safe-surgical-treatment-of-ovarian-endometriosis
#8
M A López-de la Torre, H M Abrao, L F Fernandes, R M Kho, M S Abrao
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a step-by-step laparoscopic approach for excision of ovarian endometrioma following surgical principles for safety and maximal preservation of ovarian function. DESIGN: Video SETTING: Medical management of ovarian endometriomas is not recommended. Operative laparoscopic is the treatment of choice. Although considered a simple procedure, ovarian cystectomy requires precise and correct technique in order to preserve ovarian function. PATIENT: Asymptomatic, 27yo woman with ultrasound imaging suggesting a 6,2 x 5,4 cm left endometrioma...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926972/management-of-endometriosis-in-the-infertile-patient
#9
Edgardo Somigliana, Paola Vigano, Laura Benaglia, Andrea Busnelli, Nicola Berlanda, Paolo Vercellini
The management of endometriosis-related infertility remains debated. However, in recent years, the role of in vitro fertilization (IVF) has progressively grown. Reasons to explain this change include (1) the improvement of the effectiveness and safety of IVF, (2) the raised awareness of the modest effectiveness of surgery, (3) the inherent risks of surgery including in particular the damage to the ovarian reserve when ovarian endometriomas have to be removed, (4) the ineffectiveness of intrauterine insemination and the possible risks of endometriosis progression associated with the use of this technique...
December 7, 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926971/management-of-endometriomas
#10
Ludovico Muzii, Chiara Di Tucci, Mara Di Feliciantonio, Giulia Galati, Ludovica Verrelli, Violante Di Donato, Claudia Marchetti, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
Ovarian endometriomas affect 17 to 44% of women with endometriosis, and are often associated with pelvic pain and infertility. Treatment options include expectant management, medical and/or surgical treatment, and in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The choice of treatment depends mostly on the associated symptoms. In most cases, surgery is the preferred choice, since endometriomas do not respond to medical treatment, which may only treat associated pain. In case of infertility, IVF-ET may be a suitable alternative to surgery, particularly when there is no associated pain...
December 7, 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921005/primary-tuberculosis-of-cervix-a-coincidental-finding
#11
Nalini Sharma, Ahanthem Santa Singh, Yookarin Khonglah, Jaya Mishra
BACKGROUND: 95% of Tuberculosis (TB) of the female genital tract (FGT) is located in tissues other than the cervix. A rare case of primary TB of the cervix which was diagnosed coincidently in a patient of endometrioma was reported in this study. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34 year old nullipara, a diagnosed case of endometrioma had a small cervical growth. Pap smear and biopsy was taken and sent for histopathological examination. Her histopathological examination revealed multiple epitheloid cell granuloma and langerhans type giant cell caeseation...
October 2016: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920849/subcapsular-hepatic-endometriosis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Ahmed Monier Sherif, Eman Rashid Musa, Rajendra Kedar, Liying Fu
Hepatic endometriosis is a very rare medical condition characterized by the implantation of ectopic endometrial tissue within the hepatic parenchyma. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult via cross-sectional imaging and histopathologic evaluation remains the gold standard for diagnosis. We report a case of hepatic endometrioma in a 44-year-old woman with history of endometriosis. The literature is reviewed, and magnetic resonance imaging findings together with differential diagnosis of hepatic endometriosis are highlighted...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899313/prognostic-factors-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-women-with-endometriosis-related-infertility
#13
Chloé Maignien, Pietro Santulli, Vanessa Gayet, Marie-Christine Lafay-Pillet, Diane Korb, Mathilde Bourdon, Louis Marcellin, Dominique de Ziegler, Charles Chapron
BACKGROUND: Assisted reproductive technology is one of the therapeutic options offered for managing endometriosis-associated infertility. Yet, published data on assisted reproductive technology outcome in women affected by endometriosis are conflicting and the determinant factors for pregnancy chances unclear. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate assisted reproductive technology outcomes in a series of 359 endometriosis patients, to identify prognostic factors and determine if there is an impact of the endometriosis phenotype...
November 27, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894033/the-age-related-recurrence-of-endometrioma-after-conservative-surgery
#14
Jong-Wook Seo, Dong-Yun Lee, Byung-Koo Yoon, DooSeok Choi
OBJECTIVE: As endometrioma frequently recurs after conservative surgery, long-term postoperative medical treatment for the prevention of recurrence is necessary. However, it has not been elucidated whether long-term postoperative medical treatment is crucial to all patients until menopause. Thereupon, this study was conducted to evaluate the age-related recurrence patterns after conservative surgery for endometrioma. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was performed on a total of 420 reproductive-aged women who underwent conservative surgery for endometrioma between January 2000 and December 2010...
January 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882760/-surgical-treatment-of-endometriomas-and-ovarian-reserve
#15
D Barátová, L Mekiňová, K Slabá, I Crha
OBJECTIVE: To present an overview of affect an ovarian reserve in women after laparoscopic surgery for ovarian endometriosis. SUBJECT: Review. SETTING: Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Hospital Kyjov; Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, University Hospital, Brno. METHODS: Summary of the results of recent studies. RESULTS: The decrease in ovarian reserve has been detected in 8 of 9 evaluated studies, specifically in one retrospective study, six prospective studies and in one systematic review, the results of the meta-analysis don´t prove the reduction of ovarian reserve after the surgery for endometrioma, reduced ovarian reserve evaluated by the antral follicle count has been proven in the affect ovary before the surgery...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871721/roles-of-human-epididymis-protein-4-carbohydrate-antigen-125-inhibin-b-and-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-the-differential-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumors
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Ulla-Maija Haltia, Marianne Hallamaa, Johanna Tapper, Johanna Hynninen, Henrik Alfthan, Bhanu Kalra, Olli Ritvos, Markku Heikinheimo, Leila Unkila-Kallio, Antti Perheentupa, Anniina Färkkilä
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of circulating tumor markers in ovarian cancer is crucial for optimal patient care. The goal of this study was to verify the most accurate circulating tumor markers for the diagnosis and follow-up of adult-type granulosa cell tumors (AGCTs). METHODS: The levels of circulating human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) and carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125), together with AGCT markers inhibin B and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), were measured in 135 samples from AGCT patients, 37 epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) patients, and 40 endometrioma (ENDO) patients...
January 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866464/endometriotic-cyst-fluid-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-in-human-immortalized-epithelial-cells-derived-from-ovarian-endometrioma
#17
Yoichi Kobayashi, Kiyono Osanai, Kei Tanaka, Yoshiko Nishigaya, Hironori Matsumoto, Mai Momomura, Masamichi Hashiba, Shizuka Mita, Satoru Kyo, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
OBJECTIVES: Endometriotic cyst fluid (ECF) contains a large amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and endometriotic cysts are exposed to strong oxidative stress, which may cause malignant transformation. In this study, ROS production by ECF was clinically analysed. METHODS: Human immortalized epithelial cells derived from ovarian endometrioma (EMosis-CC/TERT 1) were treated with ECF. In addition, ROS production in EMosis-CC/TERT 1 was measured, and its clinical significance was analysed...
November 20, 2016: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861710/endometriosis-and-uterine-malformations-infertility-may-increase-severity-of-endometriosis
#18
Jeremy Boujenah, Eleonora Salakos, Mélodie Pinto, Joanna Shore, Christophe Sifer, Christophe Poncelet, Alexandre Bricou
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to compare the stage and severity of endometriosis in fertile and infertile women with congenital uterine malformations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed an observational study from September 2007 to December 2015 in a tertiary care university hospital and assisted reproductive technology center. A total of 52 patients with surgically proven uterine malformations were included. We compared 41 infertile patients with uterine malformations with 11 fertile patients with uterine malformation...
October 13, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857046/women-s-fertility-after-laparoscopic-cystectomy-of-endometrioma-and-other-benign-ovarian-tumors-a-24-month-follow-up-retrospective-study
#19
Marta Kostrzewa, Grzegorz Stachowiak, Monika Zyła, Dorota Kolasa-Zwierzchowska, Artur Szpakowski, Marek Nowak, Jacek R Wilczynski
OBJECTIVES: The golden standard in treatment benign ovarian cysts is laparoscopic cystectomy, but it may also influence women's fertility. The aim of the study was to compare women's fertility after laparoscopic cystectomy of endometrioma versus other benign ovarian tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Out of the 123 patients operated because of benign ovarian tumor (OT), 66 underwent laparoscopic cystectomy of endometrioma (endometrioma group) and 57 underwent laparoscopic cystectomy of other benign ovarian tumor like: functional cyst, hemorrhagic cyst, yellow body cyst or mature teratoma (reference group)...
September 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849121/reproductive-prognosis-in-women-with-endometriosis-after-conservative-surgery-a-single-center-experience
#20
Maria C Cesana, Luisa Ferrari, Paolo Passoni, Serena Polizzi, Federica Brunetti, Rodolfo Milani
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the reproductive prognosis in women subjected to conservative surgical treatment for endometriosis seeking pregnancy during the first three years after surgery. We tried to identify operative findings which negative influences prognosys. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 140 patients with a diagnosis of endometriosis, based on surgical and histological criteria and without other male or female infertility factors who underwent surgery between 01/2002 and 01/2012...
November 16, 2016: Minerva Ginecologica
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