Pregnancy following robot-assisted laparoscopic partial cystectomy and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist treatment within three months in an infertile woman with bladder endometriosis

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Abstract

Objective: To report an infertility case of deep-infiltrating bladder endometriosis conceiving following robot-assisted surgery and modified gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) treatment. Case report: A 33 year-old infertile female presenting with dysmenorrhea was found to have a bladder mass by pelvic ultrasound. Cystoscopy revealed a protruding tumor from the posterior bladder wall, and endometriosis was highly suspected. Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial cystectomy was performed for the deep-infiltrating bladder endometriosis. With postoperative half-dose GnRHa treatment and timed intercourse, she got pregnant within 3 months. Conclusion: Robot-assisted complete resection of deep-infiltrating endometriosis and bladder repair immediately followed by GnRHa therapy and medical assistance improves reproductive outcomes efficiently in women with endometriosis-associated infertility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Bladder endometriosis
  • Deep-infiltrating endometriosis
  • Endometriosis-associated infertility
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist
  • Robot-assisted partial cystectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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