IMR Press / FBS / Volume 7 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.2741/S423

Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar (FBS) is published by IMR Press from Volume 13 Issue 1 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Effect of early endometriosis on ovarian reserve and reproductive outcome
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1 IVF Center, Oak Clinic, 2-7-9 Tamade-Nishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka 557-0045, Japan

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Academic Editor: Khaleque Newaz Khan

Front. Biosci. (Schol Ed) 2015, 7(1), 40–45;
Published: 1 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers in endometriosis)

Accumulating evidence suggests that advanced (moderate/severe) endometriosis negatively affects female fecundity, whereas the influence of early (minimal/mild) endometriosis on human reproduction remains unclear. Recent studies showed that the presence of the early pelvic endometriosis lesions deteriorates the ovarian reserve, luteal function, and fertilization rate in infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer treatment, but not their final reproductive outcome. Meanwhile, laparoscopic resection of early endometriosis lesions may be a promising therapeutic option to improve the fecundity of the affected subfertile women. Insufficient evidence on the relationship between early endometriosis, ovarian reserve, and reproductive outcome warrants further investigations.

Anti-Mullerian hormone
Antral follicular count
Early endometriosis
Ovarian reserve
Reproductive outcome
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