Objective: To study reproductive outcomes, and pregnancy and delivery complications after conservative or operative treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis during long-term follow-up.
Design: Retrospective cohort study.
Setting: University hospital.
Patient(s): Women with rectovaginal endometriosis referred to hospital due to any indication from 2004 to 2013 (N = 543) who were treated initially either conservatively (group CONS, n = 183), or operatively (OPER, n = 360) either with resection of rectovaginal nodule (RVR, n = 192) or with concomitant bowel resection (BR, n = 132).
Intervention(s): Conservative or operative management.
Main Outcome Measure(s): Clinical pregnancy rate, live-birth rate, and assessment of the complications during pregnancy and delivery.
Results(s): Between women in the CONS group or OPER group, no differences were found in either clinical pregnancy rate (56%, n = 102 vs. 50%, n = 181) or live-birth rate (48%, n = 87 vs. 42%, n = 153). Of the pregnancies, 64% (n = 65) and 49% (n = 89), respectively, started after medically assisted reproduction. No differences emerge in the subanalysis of women
Conclusion(s): Women with rectovaginal endometriosis have comparable and good reproductive prognosis regardless of the treatment method. ((C) 2020 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine.)
|Journal||Fertility and Sterility : official journal of the American Fertility Society|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2021|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Fields of Science
- 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
- Delivery complication
- pregnancy complication
- rectovaginal endometriosis