Title

Cyclic changes of peritoneal fluid parameters in normal and infertile patients

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

3-1-1987

NLM Title Abbreviation

Obstet Gynecol

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Obstetrics and gynecology

PubMed ID

3822290

Start Page

416

End Page

418

Abstract

This study compared peritoneal fluid volume, macrophage count, and macrophage concentration by diagnosis and cycle week of 426 patients undergoing laparoscopy. Patient diagnosis and cycle week had no significant interaction. Peritoneal fluid volume was dependent upon cycle week and diagnostic group, but macrophage count depended only upon diagnostic group. Endometriosis was associated with a significantly elevated total number of macrophages. Postovulatory peritoneal fluid volumes were significantly higher than preovulatory values. Cyclic and postovulatory differences in peritoneal fluid volume support proposed pathophysiologic roles.

Keywords

Ascitic Fluid/cytology, Cell Count, Endometriosis/physiopathology, Female, Humans, Infertility, Female/physiopathology, Macrophages/cytology, Menstrual Cycle, Sterilization, Tubal, Tissue Adhesions/physiopathology

Published Article/Book Citation

Obstetrics and gynecology, 69:3 Pt 1 (1987) pp.416-418.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/obgyn_pubs/933