Serum CA 125 measurements in the diagnosis of endometriosis recurrence

Luigi Fedele, Luisa Arcaini, Paolo Vercellini, Stefano Bianchi, Giovanni B. Candiani

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Seventy-one women underwent follow-up laparoscopy for persistent infertility six to 24 months after conservative treatment of endometriosis. The disease was staged according to the revised American Fertility Society classification of 1985. The serum CA 125 concentration was also measured in each patient to evaluate its efficacy in the diagnosis of endometriosis recurrence. The patients with stages I and II endometriosis had serum CA 125 levels not significantly higher than in the patients with negative findings, whereas those with stages HI and IV endometriosis presented significantly higher levels (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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