Post-operative use of oral contraceptive pills for prevention of anatomical relapse or symptom-recurrence after conservative surgery for endometriosis.

@article{Seracchioli2009PostoperativeUO,
  title={Post-operative use of oral contraceptive pills for prevention of anatomical relapse or symptom-recurrence after conservative surgery for endometriosis.},
  author={Renato Seracchioli and Mohamed Mabrouk and Linda Manuzzi and Claudia Vicenzi and Clarissa Frasc{\`a} and Amira Elmakky and Stefano Venturoli},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={2729-35}
}
BACKGROUND Endometriosis recurrence after conservative surgery is not infrequent. Variable regimens of hormonal therapy have been proposed as adjuvant post-operative measures for prophylaxis against recurrence. Among these, the combined oral contraceptive pills (OCP), represents a valuable option in terms of safety and tolerability for long-term use. The objective of this review is to evaluate the effect of post-operative use of OCP in preventing symptom recurrence, and/or anatomical relapse of… CONTINUE READING