Left: right side ratio of endometriotic implants in the pelvis

Fabio Parazzini, Andrea Tranquilli, Giovanni Fanizza, Maria Stella, Vincenzo Traina, Antonio Fasolino, Michele Giuliano, Italo Ardovino, Elisario Struzziero, Enrico Radici, Ettore Zanardi, Daniela Pungetti, Leopoldo Falsetti, Vanna Zanagnolo, Valerio Mais, Anna Maria Paoletti, Silvia Ajossa, Gian Battista Melis, Giovanni Mignami, Alfio GarozzoGiuseppe Giuffrida, Giuseppe Palumbo, Giovan Battista Massi, Sandra Pellegrini, Antonio Semino, Pier Luigi Venturini, Pier Giorgio Crosignani, Guido Ragni, Paola Colombo, Luciano Gruft, Mauro Busacca, Mario Vignali, Nicola Garcea, Maria Annunziata La Manna, Pierluigi Giannini, Fabrizio Cesa, Giuseppe Vincenzo Romano, Stefania Bergoglio, Gian Franco Trossarelli, Daniela Guidetti, Marco Massobrio, Vittorio Marsoni, Maria Teresa Gervasi, Gian Luca Bracco, G. Scarselli, Paolo Beretta, Massimo Franchi, Antonio Balducci, Paolo Vercellini, Liliane Chatenoud

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Abstract

Objective: The frequency of endometriotic lesions in the right and left hemipelvis was analysed in 856 women with endometriosis. Eligible for the study were women with primary or secondary sterility, chronic pelvic pain, fibroids or benign ovarian cysts requiring laparoscopy or laparotomy consecutively observed between May 1991 and July 1992 in 23 obstetric and gynecology departments in Italy. Women with a previous diagnosis of endometriosis were excluded. A total of 3684 women entered the study. Of those, 856 had endometriosis and are considered in the present analysis. Results: Five hundred and ninety four had bilateral lesions (including both ovarian and peritoneal lesions). Of the 262 women with unilateral lesions, 118 (45%, 95% confidence intervals (CI) 38-54) had the lesions in the right side of the pelvis and 144 (55%) in the left one. Conclusions: From an anatomical point of view, these findings support the transplantation therapy in the pathogenesis of endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume111
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2003

Keywords

  • Distribution
  • Endometriosis
  • Epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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    Parazzini, F., Tranquilli, A., Fanizza, G., Stella, M., Traina, V., Fasolino, A., Giuliano, M., Ardovino, I., Struzziero, E., Radici, E., Zanardi, E., Pungetti, D., Falsetti, L., Zanagnolo, V., Mais, V., Paoletti, A. M., Ajossa, S., Melis, G. B., Mignami, G., ... Chatenoud, L. (2003). Left: right side ratio of endometriotic implants in the pelvis. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 111(1), 65-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-2115(03)00198-2