Factors associated with the laterality of recurrent endometriomas after conservative surgery.

Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology

PubMedID: 24004294

Lee DY, Kim HJ, Yoon BK, Choi D. Factors associated with the laterality of recurrent endometriomas after conservative surgery. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2013;.
Abstract We evaluated the laterality of primary endometrioma and characteristics of patients according to the laterality of recurrent endometrioma in 140 women with recurrent endometrioma after conservative surgery. Histologically confirmed recurrent endometriomas were found on the left side in 49 patients (35.0%), the right in 44 (31.4%) and bilaterally in 47 (33.6%). The sites of primary endometrioma were not associated with those of recurrent endometrioma, and the recurrence rate in the treated ovary (59.8%) was similar to that of the intact ovary (69.0%) at the primary surgery. Proportions of stage IV endometriosis and posterior cul-de-sac obliteration were higher in patients with bilateral recurrence than in those with unilateral recurrence (p?