Loss of sympathetic nerve fibers in intestinal endometriosis

Simone Ferrero, Stefanie Haas, Valentino Remorgida, Giovanni Camerini, Ezio Fulcheri, Nicola Ragni, Rainer H. Straub, Silvia Capellino

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This study analyzed by immunofluorescence staining the sympathetic innervation in the bowel adjacent to the endometriotic lesion and in the healthy tissue at the border of the resected specimen. Sympathetic nerve fibers are significantly reduced in the mucosal and muscular layer near the endometriotic lesions; in contrast, sensory nerve fiber density is not altered in the area near the endometriotic lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2817-2819
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Bowel endometriosis
  • bowel resection
  • sensory nerve fiber
  • sympathetic nerve fiber
  • tyrosine hydroxylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine


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