Laproscopic Evidence of endometiosis in a cohort of Infertile Women

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Lubna Hassan
Gulafshana Hafeez
Simi Fayyaz

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A one year audit of all the laproscopies performed on infertile women was carried out in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of HMC. The objective was to find the incidence of endometriosis in a cohort of infertile women. A total of 831 laproscopies were performed from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 1998 of these 678 were for infertility both primary and secondary. Endometriosis was diagnosed in 72 cases: an incidence of 10.6%. The disease had greater prevalence in the 20 - 39 age group. all the women included were either pakistans or Afghans of Asian origin. 58% of the womeen had minimal endometriosis, 16.6% had mild, 18% had moderate and 11% had severe endometriosis as graded according to the Revised American Fertility Society Classification. A significant number of women with minimal endometeriosis had patent tubes (92.3%) while only one women (11.1%) had patent tubes out the nine who had severe endometriosis. 

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Hassan L, Hafeez G, Fayyaz S. Laproscopic Evidence of endometiosis in a cohort of Infertile Women. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 20 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];14(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/705
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