Endometriosis and ovarian cancer

P. Vercellini, F. Parazzini, G. Bolis, S. Carinelli, M. Dindelli, N. Vendola, L. Luchini, P. G. Crosignani

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In 556 patients undergoing surgery for ovarian cancers the frequency of endometriosis ranged from 3.6% to 5.6% in serous, mucinous, and miscellaneous neoplasms versus 26.3%, 21.1%, and 22.2%, respectively, in endometrioid, clear cell, and mixed subtypes; the differences were statistically significant (χ2 heterogeneity 50.0, p <0.001) and consistent in strata of age, parity, menopausal status, and disease stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-182
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • endometriosis
  • ovarian cancer
  • ovary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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    Vercellini, P., Parazzini, F., Bolis, G., Carinelli, S., Dindelli, M., Vendola, N., Luchini, L., & Crosignani, P. G. (1993). Endometriosis and ovarian cancer. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 169(1), 181-182.