Conservative approach to rectosigmoid endometriosis: a cohort study

Anne G Egekvist, Edvard Marinovskij, Axel Forman, Ulrik S Kesmodel, Mads Riiskjaer, Mikkel Seyer-Hansen

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INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to assess the risk of surgery after initial conservative treatment of rectosigmoid endometriosis in relation to demographic data.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted on the tertiary endometriosis referral unit, Aarhus University Hospital. Medical records, from patients seen from January 2009 onwards with a diagnosis of rectosigmoid endometriosis and more than 6 months' follow up were audited. Demographic data, results of magnetic resonance imaging and time to secondary surgery for rectosigmoid endometriosis were registered.

RESULTS: Data on 238 patients diagnosed with rectosigmoid endometriosis were included. In all, 78 (32.8%) patients had primary surgery, 27 (11.3%) had secondary surgery and 133 (55.9%) continued conservative treatment throughout the observation period. Patients who underwent primary or secondary surgery were younger than patients continuing conservative treatment.

CONCLUSIONS: In a tertiary referral center where about half of patients with rectosigmoid endometriosis were scheduled for conservative treatment, more than 80% of these avoided surgery.

TidsskriftActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)745-750
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2017


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