Thrombospondin-1 serum levels do not correlate with pelvic pain in patients with ovarian endometriosis
Manero MG, Olartecoechea B, Royo P, Alcázar JL.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
Thrombospondin-1 serum levels is correlate with pelvic pain in patients with ovarian endometriosis.
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.
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.
Pain symptoms in ovarian endometriosis is not correlated with thrombospondin-1 serum levels.
CITATION J Ovarian Res. 2009 Nov 16;2(1):18