Reduction of the intraperitoneal inflammation associated with endometriosis by treatment with medroxyprogesterone acetate.


An intraperitoneal inflammatory exudate has been repeatedly observed in infertile women without mechanical compromise of the pelvic viscera, particularly with endometriosis. This is manifested by increases in the peritoneal fluid volume, leukocyte number, and proteolytic enzyme concentrations. We tested the hypothesis that the stimulus responsible for… (More)