The management of patients presenting deep infiltrating endometriosis involving the rectum (DIER) and pregnancy intention is controversial. Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART) are often proposed first, but this may lead to complications and further difficulties managing DIER. A 29-years-old woman was diagnosed with pre-occlusive DIER. However, she was offered in vitro fertilization (IVF) and underwent six unsuccessful cycles with serious complications: an ectopic pregnancy and a hemoperitoneum following arterial injury during oocyte retrieval, requiring two laparotomies in emergency. The patient's symptoms worsened over time and colorectal resection with diverting colostomy was performed. The patient's quality of life was then improved. In our opinion, prior ART in patients presenting DIER delays surgery and may have harmful complications. Therefore, primary surgery followed by ART may be a valuable option in some cases and should be discussed with the patients.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Colorectal endometriosis, Pregnancy intention, Assisted reproduction, Complications, Differed surgery
Vol 47 - N° 1P. 29-31 - janvier 2018 Retour au numéro
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