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Thrombospondin-1 serum levels do not correlate with pelvic pain in patients with ovarian endometriosis

Manero MG, Olartecoechea B [SP], Royo P, Alcázar JL. [SP]
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Magazine: Journal of Ovarian Research

Date: Nov 16, 2009

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

OBJETIVE
Thrombospondin-1 serum levels is correlate with pelvic pain in patients with ovarian endometriosis.

PATIENTS
Thrombospondin-1 serum levels were prospectively analysed in 51 patients (group A asymptomatic patients or patients presenting mild dysmenorrhea and women comprised group B severe dysmenorrhea and/or chronic pelvic pain and/or dyspareunia) who underwent surgery for cystic ovarian endometriosis to asses whether a correlation exists among thrombospondin-1 serum levels and pelvic pain.

RESULTS
From 56 patients, five cases were ultimateley excluded, because the histological diagnosis was other than cystic ovarian endometriosis (2 teratomas and 3 haemorragic cysts). The mean thrombospondin-1 serum levels in group A was 256,69 pg/ml_+37,07 and in group B was 291,41 pg/ml + 35,59.

CONCLUSION
Pain symptoms in ovarian endometriosis is not correlated with thrombospondin-1 serum levels.

CITATION  J Ovarian Res. 2009 Nov 16;2(1):18

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