Pregnancy outcomes in women with endometriosis

Tamar TZUr, Adi Y. Weintraub, Orly Arias Gutman, Yael Baumfeld, David Soriano, Salvatore A. Mastrolia, Eyal SHeiner

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BacKGroUnD: The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with endometriosis who achieved pregnancy have a higher risk for pregnancy complications and adverse perinatal outcomes as compared to patients without endometriosis. MeTHoDS: The study compared obstetrical and perinatal outcomes of women with and without endometriosis who delivered between 1988-2013 at the Soroka University Medical center. The study population included 504 deliveries divided into the following groups: 1) women with endometriosis (n.=35); and 2) without endometriosis (n.=467). endometriosis was diagnosed by laparoscopy or laparotomy. Multiple logistic regression models were used to control for confounders. RESULTS: No significant increase in obstetrical complications was noted in the endometriosis group, but significantly higher rates of cesarean sections. Perinatal outcomes were comparable between the groups. conclUSionS: in our population, endometriosis was not found as a risk factor for obstetrical complications or adverse perinatal outcomes. larger population based cohort studies are needed to clarify the relationship between endometriosis and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Ginecologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • Cesarean section
  • Endometriosis
  • Fetal growth retardation
  • Preeclampsia
  • Premature birth


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