Interleukin-8 serum levels do not correlate with pelvic pain in patients with ovarian endometriomas
Manero MG, Alcazar JL.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
To determine whether interleukin-8 (IL-8) serum levels are correlated with pelvic pain in patients with ovarian endometriomas.
Tertiary-care university hospital.
Interleukin-8 serum levels were prospectively analyzed in 51 patients (group A, asymptomatic patients or patients with mild dysmenorrhea; 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 between IL-8 serum levels and pelvic pain.
Interleukin-8 serum levels determination
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S)
Interleukin-8 serum levels and pelvic pain
From 56 patients, five cases were ultimateley excluded because the histologic diagnosis was not cystic ovarian endometriosis (2 teratomas and 3 haemorragic cysts). The mean (+/-SD) IL-8 serum levels in group A were 6.41 +/- 12.17 pg/mL and in group B were 6.52 +/- 8.73 pg/mL.
Pain symptoms in ovarian endometriosis is not correlated with IL-8 serum levels.
CITATION Fertil Steril. 2010 Jul;94(2):450-2