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UNLABELLED Bowel endometriosis opens a new frontier for the gynecologist, as it forces the understanding of a new anatomy, a new physiology, and a new pathology. Although some women with bowel endometriosis may be asymptomatic, the majority of them develop a variety of gastrointestinal complains. No clear guideline exists for the evaluation of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to evaluate the completeness of full thickness disc resection in the treatment of deep endometriotic bowel lesions. METHODS This study comprised 16 women with bowel endometriotic lesions requiring segmental resection. For the purpose of the study, before intestinal resection, nodulectomy was performed. The presence of(More)
BACKGROUND Among subjects with endometriosis and deep dyspareunia (DD), those with endometriosis of the uterosacral ligament (USLE) have the most severe impairment of sexual function. This study examines the effect of laparoscopic excision of endometriosis on DD and quality of sex life. METHODS This observational cohort prospective study included 68 women(More)
This prospective study aims to evaluate the efficacy of multislice computed tomography combined with colon distension by water enteroclysis (MSCTe) in determining the presence and depth of bowel endometriotic lesions. Ninety-eight women with symptoms suggestive of colorectal endometriosis underwent MSCTe; locations, number of nodule/s, size of the nodule/s(More)
Although several radiological techniques have been used for the diagnosis of bowel endometriosis, no gold standard is currently established. We used multislice computerized tomography (CT) combined with the distention of the colon by rectal enteroclysis (MSCTe) for the diagnosis of bowel endometriosis. Following bowel preparation, pharmacological(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the pregnancy rate after bowel resection for rectosigmoid endometriosis. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Forty-six symptomatic women with bowel endometriosis requiring colorectal resection. INTERVENTION(S) Bowel resection by either laparoscopy or laparotomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S)(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the long-term outcome of treating severely symptomatic women with deep infiltrating intestinal endometriosis by laparoscopic segmental rectosigmoid resection. Detailed intraoperative and postoperative records and questionnaires (preoperatively, 1 month postoperatively and every 6 months for 3 years) were collected from 22(More)
Estrogens are involved in the immune response, and macrophages express estrogen receptors (ER). Moreover, macrophages are the predominant cell type in the peritoneal fluid from endometriosis patients. On this basis, the aim of our study was to evaluate the expression of ER on peritoneal macrophages from endometriosis patients and to compare these results(More)
Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent inflammatory disease defined by the growth of endometrial stroma and glands outside of the uterus. Epidemiological and clinical studies show that estrogen is essential for the growth of endometriosis. There are several molecular links between estrogen production and inflammation in endometriosis. The enzyme aromatase(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of deep dyspareunia (DD) and characteristics of sexual life in women with uterine myomas. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Three hundred seven sexually active premenopausal women who underwent surgery because of uterine myomas (group M, n = 132), uterine myomas and ovarian(More)