Treatment-dependent and treatment-independent pregnancy among women with periadnexal adhesions
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In an attempt to evaluate the efficacy of salpingoovariolysis we studied 147 women who were found to have periadnexal adhesions on laparoscopic examination. Among these women, 69 were treated by laparotomy and salpingoovariolysis and 78 were not treated. There was no significant difference between the degree of adhesions in the treated group and in the nontreated group. With the use of life table analysis, the cumulative pregnancy rate at 12 and 24 months follow-up was 32% and 45% in the treated group and 11% and 16% in the nontreated group, respectively (p less than 10(-6)). We suggest that although pregnancy might occur in infertile women who have periadnexal adhesions, treatment with salpingoovariolysis is associated with a higher pregnancy rate.
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