Angiogenic activity of peritoneal fluid from women with endometriosis.

  title={Angiogenic activity of peritoneal fluid from women with endometriosis.},
  author={D. J. Oosterlynck and Christel L Meuleman and H. Sobis and Michel Vandeputte and P R Koninckx},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  volume={59 4},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the presence of angiogenic factors in peritoneal fluid (PF) and follicular fluid (FF). DESIGN The PF samples of 48 women with (n = 24) or without (n = 24) endometriosis were investigated. Angiogenesis was assayed using the chorioallantoic membrane of 11-day-old fertilized chicken embryos. Glass fiber prefilters impregnated with the fluids were placed on the chorioallantoic membrane. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE The vascular reaction was analyzed by an independent observer… CONTINUE READING