Pregnancy outcome in women with peritoneal, ovarian and rectovaginal endometriosis: A retrospective cohort study

P. Vercellini, F. Parazzini, G. Pietropaolo, S. Cipriani, M. P. Frattaruolo, L. Fedele

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Abstract

We retrospectively assessed pregnancy outcome in 419 women who achieved a first spontaneous singleton pregnancy after surgery for endometriosis. A miscarriage was observed in 87 of 419 women (20.8%) and an ectopic pregnancy in eight (1.9%). Among the remaining 324 women, 14 (4.3%) experienced gestational hypertension/pre-eclampsia, 38 (11.7%) had a preterm delivery, five (1.5%) had placental abruption and 12 (3.7%) had placenta praevia. The incidence of placenta praevia was 7.6% in 150 women with rectovaginal lesions, 2.1% in 69 with ovarian endometriomas plus peritoneal implants, and 2.4% in 100 women with peritoneal implants only, whereas no case was observed in 100 women with ovarian endometriomas only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1538-1543
Number of pages6
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume119
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • placenta praevia
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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