Journal article

The Association of Sonographic Evidence of Adenomyosis with Severe Endometriosis and Gene Expression in Eutopic Endometrium

Uri P Dior, Debbie Nisbet, Jenny N Fung, Grant Foster, Martin Healey, Grant W Montgomery, Peter AW Rogers, Sarah J Holdsworth-Carson, Jane E Girling

JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine the presence of sonographic evidence of adenomyosis (SEOA) in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for the investigation of endometriosis and to assess if there is an association between SEOA and endometriosis severity. Using gene expression analysis, we also aimed to determine if gene expression in eutopic endometria differed in patients with and without adenomyosis. DESIGN: A prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: A tertiary medical center. PATIENTS: Reproductive-age women who underwent laparoscopic surgery after presenting to a pelvic pain-focused gynecology clinic. INTERVENTIONS: Endometrial tissue, detailed patient questionn..

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