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Table 1 Main results of the study

From: Reproductive capacity and recurrence of disease after surgery for moderate and severe endometriosis – a retrospective single center analysis

  Proportions of patients in percent (number)
History of endometriosis surgery 38.8 (80/206)
Preoperative medical treatment 30.6 (63/206)
Preoperative pregnancies 39.8 (82/206)
Postoperative medical treatment 51.5% (106/206)
Postoperative relief of symptoms (complete and partial) 93.2% (191/206)
Postoperative recurrence rate 21.8% (45/206)
Postoperative pregnancy rate if women had the desire to have children (N = 120) 65.8% (79/120)
Postoperative birth rate in first and second pregnancy with regard to all pregnancies 80.5% (first)
92.3% (second)
Postoperative total pregnancy rate depending from maternal age ≥34 years: 76.7% (56/73)
≤35 years 48.9% (23/47)
  Stage III (number) Stage IV (number)
Intraoperative stage of endometriosis (rASRM) 66.5 (137/206) 33.5 (69/206)
Postoperative recurrence of disease 22.6 (31/137) 20.3 (14/69)
Postoperative pregnancy rate if women had the desire to have children (N = 120) 70.4% (57/81) 56.4% (22/39)
  Laparoscopy
(number)
Laparotomy
(number)
Conversion
(number)
Duration of surgery in minutes 81 189 202
Proportion of patients in percent (N) 63.1 (130) 21.8 (45) 15 (31)
Postoperative recurrence rate with regard to surgical approach 23.8 (31/130) 22.2 (10/45) 12.9 (4/31)
Postoperative recurrence rate with regard to total number of recurrence (N = 45) 68.9 (31/45) 22.2 (10/45) 8.9 (4/45)
Postoperative pregnancy rate if women had the desire to have children (N = 120) 74.3% (52/70) 61.3% (19/31) 42.1% (8/19)
  Proportions of patients in percent (number)
Proportion of complete resection of endometriosis in percent (N) 90.8 (187/206) thereof postoperative recurrence:
20.3% (38/187)
thereof postoperative pregnancy
68.5% (74/180)
Proportion of incomplete resection of endometriosis in percent (N) 9.2 (19/206) thereof postoperative recurrence:
36.8% (7/19)
thereof postoperative pregnancy:
41.5% (5/12)
Proportion of intestinal and/or urological surgeries in percent (N) 8.3 (17/206)   
Proportion of intra- and postoperative complications in percent (N) 6.8 (14/206)