94 Months follow-up after laparoscopic assisted vaginal resection of septum rectovaginale and rectosigmoid in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis

Andreas Kavallaris*, N. Chalvatzas, A. Hornemann, C. Banz, K. Diedrich, A. Agic

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
25 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: Endometriosis with bowel involvement is the most invasive form and can cause infertility, chronic pelvic pain and bowel symptoms. Effective surgical treatment of endometriosis requires complete excision of endometriosis and in same case may require segmental rectosigmoid resection. Methods: Between December 1997 and October 2003, 55 patients with rectovaginal endometriosis underwent a combined laparoscopic vaginal technique. 30 patients were found at a follow-up and underwent a telephone interview. The questionnaire covered questions about symptoms related to recurrences of intestinal endometriosis, dyspareunia, dysmenorrhea and pregnancy. Results: Twenty-seven of 30 (90%) women have no clinical symptoms of reported recurrence of endometriosis. Two patients (6.6%) had evidence of recurrence of bowel endometriosis. Dysmenorrhoea disappeared in 28 (93.3%), dyspareunia in 26 (86.7%) and pelvic pain in 27 (90%) patients. 17 patients (31%) tried to become pregnant and 11 of these patients (65%) became pregnant: 9 patients delivered healthy newborns, 18 pregnancies occurred and 19 healthy children were born. Conclusions: Despite the small number of follow-up patients, our 94-month follow-up data demonstrated that endometriosis with bowel involvement and radical resection was associated with significant reductions in painful and dysfunctional symptoms, a low recurrence rate (6.6%) and high pregnancy rate (36.6%).

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Jahrgang283
Ausgabenummer5
Seiten (von - bis)1059-1064
Seitenumfang6
ISSN0932-0067
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.05.2011

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