Strategies to preserve and optimize fertility for patients with endometriosis
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Article Type: REVIEW
Article Subject: Infertility
AuthorsNatalia Llarena, Rebecca Flyckt
Endometriosis is commonly associated with dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. When medical therapy fails, surgery is often recommended; unfortunately, endometriosis surgery can adversely impact fertility and ovarian reserve in women desiring future childbearing. This review will focus on mechanisms of infertility in endometriosis patients as well as strategies for optimizing fertility in endometriosis patients when surgery is indicated. In addition, fertility preserving techniques such as oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation as well as issues relevant to in vitro fertilization for patients with endometriosis are discussed.
- • Accepted on 13/03/2017
- • Available online on 05/04/2017
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- Llarena, Natalia [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
- Flyckt, Rebecca [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, 2, * Corresponding Author (email@example.com)
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio - USA
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio - USA