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Fertil Steril. 2012 Oct;98(4):942-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.06.039. Epub 2012 Jul 20.

What is endosalpingiosis?

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Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. prentice.lucy@gmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the demographics and clinical presentation of endosalpingiosis. To compare endosalpingiosis with endometriosis, particularly in regards to infertility and chronic pelvic pain.

DESIGN:

Retrospective analysis.

SETTING:

Hospital.

PATIENT(S):

We included women with a histologic diagnosis of endosalpingiosis, a second group with a histologic diagnosis of endometriosis, and a final group who had neither endosalpingiosis nor endometriosis, with histology reports after undergoing gynecologic surgery.

INTERVENTION(S):

None.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Infertility and chronic pelvic pain.

RESULT(S):

We found that 34.5% of endosalpingiosis cases had concurrent endometriosis; 40% of the endosalpingiosis group were postmenopausal. Endometriosis was significantly associated with infertility (odds ratio [OR] 3.5, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.4-8.5) and chronic pelvic pain (OR 3.0, 95% CI 1.7-5.5). In contrast, there was no significant link between endosalpingiosis and infertility (OR 1.6, 95% CI 0.7-3.7) nor chronic pelvic pain (OR 0.8, 95% CI 0.5-1.5). Gynecologic malignancy occurred significantly more in premenopausal women with endosalpingiosis than in those without (OR 10.3, 95% CI 3.6-29.8).

CONCLUSION(S):

Endosalpingiosis appears to affect postmenopausal women at a rate much higher than previously reported. Endosalpingiosis and endometriosis occur concurrently in 34% of endosalpingiosis cases; however, the two diseases have different clinical presentations. This demonstrates that endosalpingiosis is not a variant of endometriosis.

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