Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic resection of the uterosacral ligaments in women with endometriosis and predominantly midline dysmenorrhea. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Two academic departments. Patient(s): One hundred eighty patients undergoing operative laparoscopy as first-line therapy for stage I to IV symptomatic endometriosis. Intervention(s): Operative laparoscopy including uterosacral ligament resection or conservative surgery alone. Main outcome measure(s): Proportion of women with recurrence of moderate or severe dysmenorrhea 1 year after surgery. Result(s): No complications occurred. Among the patients who were evaluable 1 year after operative laparoscopy, 23 of 78 (29%) women who had uterosacral ligament resection and 21 of 78 (27%) women who had conservative surgery only reported recurrent dysmenorrhea. The corresponding numbers of patients at 3 years were 21 of 59 (36%) women and 18 of 57 (32%) women, respectively. Time to recurrence was similar in the two groups. Pain was substantially reduced, and patients in both groups experienced similar and significant improvements in health-related quality of life, psychiatric profile, and sexual satisfaction. Overall, 68 of 90 (75%) patients in the uterosacral ligament resection group and 67 of 90 (74%) patients in the conservative surgery group were satisfied at 1 year. Conclusion(s): Addition of uterosacral ligament resection to conservative laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis did not reduce the medium- or long-term frequency and severity of recurrence of dysmenorrhea.
|Titolo:||Laparoscopic uterosacral ligament resection for dysmenorrhea associated with endometriosis : results of a randomized, controlled trial|
VERCELLINI, PAOLO PIETRO (Primo)
CROSIGNANI, PIERGIORGIO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0015-0282(03)00613-7|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|