Surgical versus medical treatment for endometriosis-associated severe deep dyspareunia: I. Effect on pain during intercourse and patient satisfaction.

@article{Vercellini2012SurgicalVM,
  title={Surgical versus medical treatment for endometriosis-associated severe deep dyspareunia: I. Effect on pain during intercourse and patient satisfaction.},
  author={Paolo Vercellini and Edgardo Somigliana and Dario Consonni and Maria Pina Frattaruolo and Olga De Giorgi and Luigi Fedele},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={3450-9}
}
STUDY QUESTION Does surgical or medical treatment for endometriosis-associated severe deep dyspareunia achieve better results in terms of patients' satisfaction (main study outcome), variation of coital pain and frequency of intercourse? SUMMARY ANSWER Surgery and progestin therapy were equally effective in the treatment of deep dyspareunia in women with rectovaginal endometriosis, whereas medical therapy performed significantly better than excisional treatment in those without deeply… CONTINUE READING