Endometriosis and nonobstructive müllerian anomalies

L. Fedele, S. Bianchi, G. Di Nola, D. Franchi, G. B. Candiani

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We reviewed the case records of all women (N = 748) who underwent laparoscopy for infertility in our department from 1985–1990. The patients were divided into two groups, cases and controls, according to the presence of nonobstructive mullerian anomalies (N = 198) or absence of such anomalies (N = 545); women with obstructive müllerian anomalies (N = 5) were excluded. The patients were analyzed for the presence of endometriosis, malformation class, and reproductive history. The frequency of endometriosis was 30.8% in the women with nonobstructive mullerian anomalies, versus 38.5% in the controls (P = .209). Among the subjects with unicornuate uterus, the prevalence of endometriosis (55%) was significantly greater compared with the patients with other nonobstructive müllerian anomalies (28%) (P <.05), but not compared with the controls (38.5%). Overall, no differences were observed in the frequency of endometriosis between infertile women with and without nonobstructive müllerian anomalies. Our results seem to exclude a common pathogenetic factor underlying endometriosis and nonobstructive mullerian anomalies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume79
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Endometriosis
Reproductive History
Laparoscopy
Infertility
Uterus
Control Groups

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Fedele, L., Bianchi, S., Di Nola, G., Franchi, D., & Candiani, G. B. (1992). Endometriosis and nonobstructive müllerian anomalies. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 79(4), 515-517.

Endometriosis and nonobstructive müllerian anomalies. / Fedele, L.; Bianchi, S.; Di Nola, G.; Franchi, D.; Candiani, G. B.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 79, No. 4, 1992, p. 515-517.

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Fedele, L, Bianchi, S, Di Nola, G, Franchi, D & Candiani, GB 1992, 'Endometriosis and nonobstructive müllerian anomalies', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 515-517.
Fedele L, Bianchi S, Di Nola G, Franchi D, Candiani GB. Endometriosis and nonobstructive müllerian anomalies. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1992;79(4):515-517.
Fedele, L. ; Bianchi, S. ; Di Nola, G. ; Franchi, D. ; Candiani, G. B. / Endometriosis and nonobstructive müllerian anomalies. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1992 ; Vol. 79, No. 4. pp. 515-517.
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