Risks of adverse pregnancy outcome in endometriosis

Endometriosis increases the risk of several pregnancy complications; some are caused by ectopic lesions, whereas others may reflect the impact of an adverse uterine environment on placenta formation.

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Ivo Brosens, M.D., Ph.D., Jan J. Brosens, M.D., Ph.D., Luca Fusi, M.D., Marwa Al-Sabbagh, Ph.D., Keiji Kuroda, M.D., Ph.D., Giuseppe Benagiano, M.D., Ph.D.

Vol 98, Issue 1 , Pages 30-35

Abstract

Bleeding from endometriotic implants is now an established cause of acute hemoperitoneum in pregnancy. However, the adverse impact of pelvic endometriosis on uterine function before conception may also interfere with subsequent deep placentation, accounting for the increased risk of obstetrical complications, including preterm birth and antepartum hemorrhage.

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