Serum interleukin-8 levels are elevated in patients with ovarian endometrioma.

@article{Ohata2008SerumIL,
  title={Serum interleukin-8 levels are elevated in patients with ovarian endometrioma.},
  author={Yorie Ohata and Tasuku Harada and Hiroko Miyakoda and Fuminori Taniguchi and Tomio Iwabe and Naoki Terakawa},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={994-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether serum interleukin (IL)-8 concentration can be measured in patients with ovarian endometrioma and whether this measurement is a useful tool in diagnosing this disease. DESIGN A controlled clinical study and an in vitro study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tottori University, Japan. PATIENT(S) Seventy patients with ovarian endometrioma and 21 patients with benign ovarian cyst. INTERVENTION(S) Laparoscopic surgery or laparotomy for ovarian… CONTINUE READING
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