14: Coincidental appendectomy in the surgical management of women with endometriosis and pelvic pain

The purpose of this study is to describe the rate of appendiceal endometriosis (AppE) in women having coincidental appendectomy at time of gynecologic surgery for pelvic pain, stage I-II endometriosis, or stage III-IV endometriosis. Coincidental appendectomy as standard of care in surgery for endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain has not been widely adopted largely due to uncertainty as to the prevalence of appendiceal pathology and procedure safety.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Oral Presentation Source Type: research

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AbstractIntroductionOvarian endometriosis is the most common type of endometriosis (EM), affecting more than 40% of women with EM. Currently, surgical intervention is still controversial in infertile patients with ovarian endometriosis, especially in those with stage  III–IV EM. Very few studies have been done to analyze long-term pregnancy results in patients with endometrioma more than 5 years after surgery. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the pregnancy outcomes and the related factors in patients with endometrioma and stage III–IV endom etriosis during a long-term follow-up pos...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractEndometriosis is a common entity causing chronic pain and infertility in women. The gold standard method for diagnosis is diagnostic laparoscopy, which is invasive and costly. MRI has shown promise in its ability to diagnose endometriosis and its efficacy for preoperative planning. The Society of Abdominal Radiology established a Disease-Focused Panel (DFP) to improve patient care for patients with endometriosis. In this article, the DFP performs a literature review and uses its own experience to provide technical recommendations on optimizing MRI Pelvis for the evaluation of endometriosis.
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Endometriosis, a chronic disease that afflicts millions of women worldwide, has traditionally been diagnosed by laparoscopic surgery. This diagnostic barrier delays identification and treatment by years, resulting in prolonged pain and disease progression. Development of a non-invasive diagnostic test could significantly improve timely disease detection. We tested the feasibility of serum microRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers of endometriosis in women with gynecologic disease symptoms.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research: Gynecology Source Type: research
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Pain is the most common symptom in endometriosis. Endometriosis-associated pain is caused by inflammation, and is related to aberrant innervation. Although the ...
Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
To synthesize the epidemiological findings for the associations between dysmenorrhea, including primary dysmenorrhea and endometriosis-associated dysmenorrhea, and any chronic pain conditions, including chronic pelvic pain, and chronic non-pelvic pain.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
The aim of this study is to assess whether the use of MRI as part of preoperative workup in the setting of patients with chronic pelvic pain and presumed diagnosis of endometriosis is predictive of pathology-proven endometriosis.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Non-Oral Poster Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Chronic pelvic pain is a common, burdensome, and costly condition that disproportionately affects women. Diagnosis and initial management of chronic pelvic pain in women are within the scope of practice of specialists in obstetrics and gynecology. The challenging complexity of chronic pelvic pain care can be addressed by increased visit time using appropriate coding modifiers, as well as identification of multidisciplinary team members within the practice or by facilitated referral. This Practice Bulletin addresses the diagnosis and management of chronic pelvic pain that is not completely explai...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Chronic pelvic pain is a common, burdensome, and costly condition that disproportionately affects women. Diagnosis and initial management of chronic pelvic pain in women are within the scope of practice of specialists in obstetrics and gynecology. The challenging complexity of chronic pelvic pain care can be addressed by increased visit time using appropriate coding modifiers, as well as identification of multidisciplinary team members within the practice or by facilitated referral. This Practice Bulletin addresses the diagnosis and management of chronic pelvic pain that is not completely explai...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study provides the first evidence that a personality dimension with many prognostic implications may be altered in women with endometriosis. Our findings highlight the importance of a broader understanding of this condition, treating this disorder from a biopsychosocial perspective and suggests the need for non-medical attention within a multidisciplinary team. PMID: 32081052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Abstract Objectives: The aims of the study were to correlate endometriosis-associated pain, evaluated by visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, with serum levels of etonogestrel (ENG), levonorgestrel (LNG), CA-125 and soluble CD23 in users of the ENG implant or the 52-mg LNG-releasing intrauterine system (52 mg LNG-IUS) for up to 2 years after device placement.Methods: A randomised trial was conducted at the University of Campinas Medical School, Brazil. All participants (n = 103) had had endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain or dysmenorrhoea, or both, for more than 6 months. Participants ...
Source: The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care Source Type: research
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