Medical treatment of mild endometriosis in infertile women

Analysis of a failure

G. B. Candiani, P. Vercellini, L. Fedele, L. Bocciolone, C. Bianchi

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Abstract

The easy access to the pelvis of infertile women by laparoscopy favours early diagnosis of endometriosis in an increasing number of subjects with minimal and mild disease. These initial forms have been associated with and considered as the cause of infertility despite the absence of relevant scientific evidence. Various hormone therapies, some with severe side-effects and high costs, have been used by numerous authors. However, no study comparing medically treated with untreated women has ever shown any drug to be more effective than expectant management. The possible explanations of treatment failures are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-905
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume5
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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Endometriosis
Laparoscopy
Infertility
Hormones
Therapy
Drugs
Costs
Treatment Failure
Pelvis
Early Diagnosis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Evidence
Form

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Rehabilitation

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Medical treatment of mild endometriosis in infertile women : Analysis of a failure. / Candiani, G. B.; Vercellini, P.; Fedele, L.; Bocciolone, L.; Bianchi, C.

In: Human Reproduction, Vol. 5, No. 8, 1990, p. 901-905.

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Candiani, G. B. ; Vercellini, P. ; Fedele, L. ; Bocciolone, L. ; Bianchi, C. / Medical treatment of mild endometriosis in infertile women : Analysis of a failure. In: Human Reproduction. 1990 ; Vol. 5, No. 8. pp. 901-905.
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