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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1460793, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1460793
Research Article

Demographic and Clinical Features of Endometrial Polyps in Patients with Endometriosis

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, No. 58th Zhongshan 2nd Road, Guangzhou 510080, China
2Department of Gynecology, The Third Hospital of Nanhai, No. 45 Zhenxing Road, Lishui Town, Nanhai District, Foshan 528244, China

Received 12 February 2016; Accepted 6 April 2016

Academic Editor: Kotaro Kitaya

Copyright © 2016 Ningning Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aims. To compare the clinical features of endometrial polyps (EPs) between patients with endometriosis (EM) (EM group) and without EM (non-EM group). Methods and Results. Seventy-six cases in the EM group and 133 cases in the non-EM group underwent laparotomy or hysteroscopy and laparoscopy; later, it was confirmed that the results by pathology from July 2002 to April 2008 in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. The recurrence of EPs was followed up after the surgery until 2013. The following parameters were assessed: age, gravidity, parity, infertility, and menstrual cycle changes, as well as polyps diameters, locations, number, association with the revised American Fertility Society (r-AFS) classification, and their recurrence. On review, 76 EPs cases of EM group histologically resembled EPs but the majority of EPs with EM occurred in primary infertility cases and in fewer pregnancy rate women who had stable and smaller EPs without association with the AFS stage. The recurrence rate of EPs in EM group was higher than that in non-EM group. Conclusion. It is important to identify whether infertile patients with EM are also having EPs. Removing any coexisting EPs via hysteroscopy would be clinically helpful in treating endometriosis-related infertility in these patients.