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J Med Assoc Thai. 2012 Sep;95(9):1136-40.

Prevalence of endometriosis among patients with adenomyosis and/or myoma uteri scheduled for a hysterectomy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To estimate the prevalence of endometriosis among patients between 40 and 50-years-old that required a hysterectomy with an indication of adenomyosis and/or myoma uteri.

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

This cross-sectional study was conducted in a university hospital. Two hundred twenty consecutive premenopausal women, aged 40 to 50-years-old, with symptomatic adenomyosis and/or myoma uteri, and scheduled for a total abdominal hysterectomy were enrolled. During laparotomy, a systematic inspection of the pelvis was carried out to identify endometriosis.

RESULTS:

The presence of endometriosis was observed in 63 (28.6%) of 220 patients. The prevalence of endometriosis was 19 in 47 (40.4%) patients with adenomyosis, 30 in 132 (22.7%) patients with leiomyomas, and 14 in 41 (34.1%) patients with adenomyosis and leiomyomas. The rate of coexistence of endometriosis in the women with adenomyosis was statistically significantly higher than in the patients with leiomyomas (p-value = 0.032). Younger age, moderate-severe pain, and short menstrual interval were shown to be independent risk factors for endometriosis among these patients.

CONCLUSION:

The prevalence of endometriosis in the women with adenomyosis was higher than in those with leiomyomas.

PMID:
23140029
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