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Articles by Marcos Ballester
Based on 19 articles published since 2009
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Between 2009 and 2019, M. Ballester wrote the following 19 articles about Infertility.
 
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1 Guideline [Management of endometriosis: CNGOF-HAS practice guidelines (short version)]. 2018

Collinet, P / Fritel, X / Revel-Delhom, C / Ballester, M / Bolze, P A / Borghese, B / Bornsztein, N / Boujenah, J / Bourdel, N / Brillac, T / Chabbert-Buffet, N / Chauffour, C / Clary, N / Cohen, J / Decanter, C / Denouël, A / Dubernard, G / Fauconnier, A / Fernandez, H / Gauthier, T / Golfier, F / Huchon, C / Legendre, G / Loriau, J / Mathieu-d'Argent, E / Merlot, B / Niro, J / Panel, P / Paparel, P / Philip, C A / Ploteau, S / Poncelet, C / Rabischong, B / Roman, H / Rubod, C / Santulli, P / Sauvan, M / Thomassin-Naggara, I / Torre, A / Wattier, J M / Yazbeck, C / Canis, M. ·Clinique de gynécologie, hôpital Jeanne-de-Flandre, CHRU de Lille, 59000 Lille, France; Université Lille-Nord-de-France, 59000 Lille, France. Electronic address: pierre.collinet@chru-lille.fr. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, Inserm CIC 1402, 2, rue de la Milétrie, 86000 Poitiers, France; Université de Poitiers, 86000 Poitiers, France; Inserm CIC 1402, 86000 Poitiers, France. · Haute Autorité de santé, 5, avenue du Stade-de-France, 93218 La Plaine-Saint-Denis cedex, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, CHU Tenon, AP-HP, 4, rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France. · Service de chirurgie gynécologique oncologique, obstétrique, CHU Lyon-Sud, 165, chemin du Grand-Revoyet, 69495 Pierre-Bénite, France; Université Claude-Bernard-Lyon 1, 69000 Lyon, France. · Service de chirurgie gynécologie-obstétrique 2 et médecine de la reproduction, CHU Cochin, AP-HP, 27, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France; Équipe génomique, épigénétique et physiopathologie de la reproduction, département développement, reproduction, cancer, Inserm U1016, université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 12, rue de l'École-de-Médecine, 75270 Paris cedex 06, France. · 29, rue de l'Essonne, 91000 Evry, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, CHU Bondy, avenue du 14-Juillet, 93140 Bondy, France; Centre médical du Château, 22, rue Louis-Besquel, 94300 Vincennes, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et reproduction humaine, CHU Estaing, 1, place Lucie-Aubrac, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand, France; Faculté de médecine, Encov-ISIT, UMR6284 CNRS, université d'Auvergne, 28, place Henri-Dunant, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France. · 98, route de Blagnac, 31200 Toulouse, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, CHU Tenon, AP-HP, 4, rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France; GRC-6 centre expert en endométriose (C3E), Sorbonne université, Paris, France; UMR-S938 Inserm Sorbonne université, Paris, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et reproduction humaine, CHU Estaing, 1, place Lucie-Aubrac, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand, France. · 3, rue Pablo-Picasso, 92160 Antony, France. · Service d'assistance médicale à la procréation et de préservation de la fertilité, hôpital Jeanne-de-Flandre, CHRU de Lille, 1, rue Eugène-Avinée, 59037 Lille cedex, France; EA 4308 gamétogenèse et qualité du gamète, CHRU de Lille, 59037 Lille cedex, France. · EndoFrance, BP 50053, 01124 Montluel cedex, France. · Université Claude-Bernard-Lyon 1, 69000 Lyon, France; Clinique gynécologique et obstétricale, hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, groupe hospitalier Nord, CHU de Lyon-HCL, 103, grande rue de la Croix-Rousse, 69317 Lyon cedex, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, CHI Poissy-St-Germain, 10, rue du Champ-Gaillard, 78303 Poissy, France; EA 7285 risques cliniques et sécurité en santé des femmes, université Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, CHU Bicêtre, AP-HP, 78, avenue du Général-de-Gaulle, 94275 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France; CESP-INSERM, U1018, équipe épidémiologie et évaluation des stratégies de prise en charge, VIH, reproduction, pédiatrie, université Paris-Sud, Paris, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, hôpital Mère-Enfant, CHU de Limoges, 8, avenue Dominique-Larrey, 87042 Limoges, France; UMR-1248, faculté de médecine, 87042 Limoges, France. · Service de chirurgie gynécologique oncologique, obstétrique, CHU Lyon-Sud, 165, chemin du Grand-Revoyet, 69495 Pierre-Bénite, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, CHI Poissy-St-Germain, 10, rue du Champ-Gaillard, 78303 Poissy, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, CHU d'Angers, 4, rue Larrey, 49033 Angers cedex 01, France; CESP-Inserm, U1018, équipe 7, genre, santé sexuelle et reproductive, université Paris-Sud, 94276 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre cedex, France. · Service de chirurgie digestive, groupe hospitalier Paris Saint-Joseph, 185, rue Raymond-Losserand, 75001 Paris, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, CHU Tenon, AP-HP, 4, rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France; Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris 6, Paris, France; GRC6-UPMC, centre expert en endométriose (C3E), hôpital Tenon, Paris, France. · Service de chirurgie gynécologique, clinique Tivoli, 220, rue Mandron, 33000 Bordeaux, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, centre hospitalier de Versailles, 177, route de Versailles, 78157 Le Chesnay cedex, France. · Service d'urologie, CHU Lyon-Sud, 165, chemin du Grand-Revoyet, 60495 Pierre-Bénite, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, hôpital Mère-Enfant, CHU de Nantes, 8, boulevard Jean-Monnet, 44093 Nantes, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, centre hospitalier Renée-Dubos, 6, avenue de l'Île-de-France, 95300 Pontoise, France; Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, UFR SMBH, 93022 Bobigny, France. · Centre expert de diagnostic et prise en charge multidisciplinaire de l'endométriose, clinique gynécologique et obstétricale, CHU Charles-Nicolle, 1, rue de Germont, 76031 Rouen, France. · Clinique de gynécologie, hôpital Jeanne-de-Flandre, CHRU de Lille, 59000 Lille, France; Université Lille-Nord-de-France, 59000 Lille, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, CHU Bicêtre, AP-HP, 78, avenue du Général-de-Gaulle, 94275 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. · Service d'imagerie, hôpital Tenon, AP-HP, 4, rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France; Sorbonne universités, UPMC université Paris 06, Paris, France; Institut universitaire de cancérologie, Assistance publique, Paris, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, hôpital Arnaud-de-Villeneuve, CHU de Montpellier, 371, avenue du Doyen-Gaston-Giraud, 34295 Montpellier, France. · Centre d'étude et traitement de la douleur, hôpital Claude-Huriez, CHRU de Lille, rue Michel-Polonowski, 59000 Lille, France. · Service de gynécologie-obstétrique, hôpital Foch, AP-HP, 40, rue Worth, 92151 Suresnes, France; Centre d'assistance médicale à la procréation, clinique Pierre-Cherest, 5, rue Pierre-Cherest, 92200 Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France. ·Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol · Pubmed #29550339.

ABSTRACT: First-line investigations to diagnose endometriosis are clinical examination and pelvic ultrasound. Second-line investigations include pelvic examination performed by a referent clinician, transvaginal ultrasound performed by a referent echographist, and pelvic MRI. It is recommended to treat endometriosis when it is symptomatic. First-line hormonal treatments recommended for the management of painful endometriosis are combined with hormonal contraceptives or levonorgestrel 52mg IUD. There is no evidence to recommend systematic preoperative hormonal therapy for the unique purpose of preventing the risk of surgical complications or facilitating surgery. After endometriosis surgery, combined hormonal contraceptives or levonorgestrel SIU 52mg are recommended as first-line therapy in the absence of desire of pregnancy. In case of initial treatment failure, recurrence, or multiple organ involvement by endometriosis, medico-surgical and multidisciplinary discussion is recommended. The laparoscopic approach is recommended for the surgical treatment of endometriosis. HRT may be offered in postmenopausal women operated for endometriosis. In case of infertility related to endometriosis, it is not recommended to prescribe anti-gonadotropic hormone therapy to increase the rate of spontaneous pregnancy, including postoperatively. The possibilities of fertility preservation should be discussed with the patient in case of surgery for ovarian endometrioma.

2 Review Colorectal endometriosis and fertility. 2017

Daraï, Emile / Cohen, Jonathan / Ballester, Marcos. ·Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, UMRS-938, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, Groupe de Recherche Clinique (GRC 6-UPMC), Centre Expert en Endométriose (C3E), France. Electronic address: emile.darai@aphp.fr. · Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, UMRS-938, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, Groupe de Recherche Clinique (GRC 6-UPMC), Centre Expert en Endométriose (C3E), France. ·Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol · Pubmed #27342685.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The goal of this review was to assess the impact of colorectal endometriosis on spontaneous fertility and the potential benefit of Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) (in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination) and surgery on fertility outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: MEDLINE search for articles on fertility in women with DIE published between 1990 and December 2015 using the following terms: "deep endometriosis", "deep infiltrating endometriosis", "bowel endometriosis", "colorectal endometriosis", "fertility", "infertility", "IVF-ICSI", "Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART)", and "MAR". RESULTS: Spontaneous pregnancy rate (PR) in patients undergoing resection of DIE but leaving in situ colorectal endometriosis was 26.5% (95% CI=14-39). PR after MAR was 27.4% (95% CI=19-35) and the overall PR was 37.9% (95% CI=29-37). After colorectal surgery, among the 855 patients with and without proved infertility, the spontaneous PR was 31.4% (95% CI=28-34) without difference between the groups. PR after MAR was 19.8% (95% CI=17-22). PR after MAR in patients with and without proved infertility was 21.4% (95% CI=18-25) and 15.5% (95% CI=11-20), respectively. The overall PR after colorectal surgery was 51.1% (95% CI=48-54). CONCLUSION: Our review supports a potential benefit of surgery on fertility outcomes for women with colorectal endometriosis. Further studies are required to determine whether surgical management should be first-intention or restricted to failure of MAR.

3 Review Finding the balance between surgery and medically-assisted reproduction in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis. 2016

Cohen, Jonathan / Ballester, Marcos / Selleret, Lise / Mathieu D'Argent, Emmanuelle / Antoine, Jean M / Chabbert-Buffet, Nathalie / Darai, Emile. ·Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Tenon Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6 University, GRC6-UPMC - Specialized Center for Endometriosis (C3E), Paris, France - drcohenjonathan@gmail.com. ·Minerva Ginecol · Pubmed #27098393.

ABSTRACT: Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) affects several anatomical locations including the bladder, torus uterinum, uterosacral ligament, rectovaginal septum and bowel. It is the most debilitating form of endometriosis and causes severe pain, digestive and urinary symptoms as well as infertility. Faced with an infertile woman suffering from DIE, the dilemma is whether to opt for first-line IVF treatment or for surgery. In the absence of high-level of evidence from randomized studies, several factors should be taken into account in the decision-making process. The main criterion is whether the patient wants in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment or not. Secondly, while previous reports have demonstrated the positive impact of surgery on pregnancy, they also underline the risk of severe complications requiring management in expert centers. Despite the availability of predictive models or scoring systems, the decision mainly boils down to the couple's characteristics. It seems logical to propose first-line IVF when spontaneous fertility is not possible due to associated male infertility or tubal obstruction; for women aged ≥35 years; or in women with diminished ovarian reserve. Conversely, first-line surgery could be the best option for women without these characteristics. However, this strategy is mainly based on low-level of evidence underlining the requiring of randomized trials.

4 Review Fertility before and after surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis with and without bowel involvement: a literature review. 2014

Cohen, J / Thomin, A / Mathieu D'Argent, E / Laas, E / Canlorbe, G / Zilberman, S / Belghiti, J / Thomassin-Naggara, I / Bazot, M / Ballester, M / Daraï, E. ·Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6 GRC 6-UPMC Centre Expert en Endométriose (C3E), Paris, France - drcohenjonathan@gmail.com. ·Minerva Ginecol · Pubmed #25373015.

ABSTRACT: AIM: Endometriosis affects from 10% to 15% of women of childbearing age and 20% of these women have deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). The goal of this review was to assess the impact of various locations of DIE on spontaneous fertility and the benefit of surgery and Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) (in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination) on fertility outcomes. METHODS: MEDLINE search for articles on fertility in women with DIE published between 1990 and April 2013 using the following terms: "deep infiltrative endometriosis", "colorectal", "bowel", "rectovaginal", "uterosacral", "vaginal", "bladder" and "fertility" or "infertility". Twenty-nine articles reporting fertility outcomes in 2730 women with DIE were analysed. RESULTS: Among the women with DIE and no bowel involvement (N.=1295), no preoperative data on spontaneous pregnancy rate (PR) were available. The postoperative spontaneous PR rate in these women was 50.5% (95% Confidence Interval [CI] =46.8-54.1) and overall PR (spontaneous pregnancies and after MAR) was 68.3% (95% CI=64.9-71.7). No evaluation of fertility outcome according to locations of DIE was feasible. For women with DIE with bowel involvement without surgical management (N.=115), PR after MAR was 29%; 95% CI=20.7-37.4). For those with bowel involvement who were surgically managed (N.=1320), postoperative spontaneous PR was 28.6% (95% CI=25-32.3) and overall postoperative PR was 46.9% (95% CI=42.9-50.9). CONCLUSION: For women with DIE without bowel involvement, surgery alone offers a high spontaneous PR. For those with bowel involvement, the low spontaneous and relatively high overall PR suggests the potential benefit of combining surgery and MAR.

5 Article Nomogram predicting the likelihood of live-birth rate after surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis without bowel involvement in women who wish to conceive: A retrospective study. 2019

Arfi, Alexandra / Bendifallah, Sofiane / Mathieu D'argent, Emmanuelle / Poupon, Clothilde / Ballester, Marcos / Cohen, Jonathan / Darai, Emile. ·Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6, France. Electronic address: alexandra.arfi@gmail.com. · Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6, France; INSERM UMR_S_707, Epidemiology, Information Systems, Modeling, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6, France. · Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6, France. · Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6, France; Groupe de Recherche Clinique 6 (GRC6-UPMC), Centre Expert En Endométriose (C3E), France; UMR_S938 Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France. ·Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol · Pubmed #30831447.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To study the fertility and live birth (LB) rate in women after surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) without bowel involvement and to evaluate the predictive factors of LB after DIE surgery without bowel involvement. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. A total of 118 women who wished to conceive and who underwent surgery for DIE without bowel involvement were analyzed between January 2006 and December 2014. A multivariate logistic regression analysis of selected factors and a nomogram to predict the subsequent LB rate was constructed. RESULTS: Thirty-six woman had a LB (30.5%). In multivariate analysis, factors associated with a LB were: age ≤30 years (p = 0.0024), BMI ≤ 25 kg/m CONCLUSIONS: This work presents the originality of describing the fertility and the LB rate after surgery for DIE without bowel involvement with a predictive model. Such tools can help clinicians to support the patient in making an informed decision about fertility treatment options, contributing to the decision-making process by defining simple risk factors of poor LB probability that can help identify good candidates for MAR.

6 Article Fertility outcomes in women experiencing severe complications after surgery for colorectal endometriosis. 2018

Ferrier, C / Roman, H / Alzahrani, Y / d'Argent, E Mathieu / Bendifallah, S / Marty, N / Perez, M / Rubod, C / Collinet, P / Daraï, E / Ballester, M. ·Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), University Pierre and Marie Curie, 75006 Paris, France. · Expert Center in the Diagnosis and Multidisciplinary Management of Endometriosis, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Rouen University Hospital, 76031 Rouen, France. · Groupe de Recherche Clinique GRC6-UPMC, Centre Expert En Endométriose (C3E), University Pierre and Marie Curie, 75006 Paris, France. · Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Jeanne de Flandre University Hospital, Université Lille Nord-de-France, CHRU de Lille, 59000 Lille, France. · UMR_S938, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 75006 Paris, France. ·Hum Reprod · Pubmed #29315418.

ABSTRACT: STUDY QUESTION: What are the fertility outcomes in women wishing to conceive after experiencing a severe complication from surgical removal of colorectal endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: The pregnancy rate (PR) among women who wished to conceive after a severe complication of surgery for colorectal endometriosis was 41.2% (spontaneously for 80%, after ART procedure for 20%). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: While the long-term benefit of surgery on pain and quality of life is well documented for women with colorectal endometriosis, it exposes women to the risk of severe complications. However, little is known about fertility outcomes in women experiencing such severe postoperative complications. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: This retrospective cohort study included women who experienced a severe complication after surgery for colorectal endometriosis between January 2004 and June 2014, and who wished to conceive. A total of 53 patients met the inclusion criteria. The fertility outcome was available for 48 women, who were therefore included in the analysis. The median follow-up was 5 years. PARTICIPANTS/MATERIALS, SETTING, METHODS: All the women underwent complete removal of colorectal endometriosis. Postoperative severe complications were defined as grades III-IV of the Clavien-Dindo classification. Fertility outcomes, PR and cumulative pregnancy rate (CPR), were estimated. MAIN RESULTS AND THE ROLE OF CHANCE: Most women experienced a grade IIIb complication (83.3%). Of 48 women, 20 became pregnant (overall PR: 41.2%); spontaneously for 16 (80%) and after ART procedure for 4 (20%). The median interval between surgery and first pregnancy was 3 years. The live birth rate was 14/48 (29.2%). The 5-year CPR was 46%. A lower CPR was found for women who experienced anastomotic leakage (with or without rectovaginal fistula) (P = 0.02) or deep pelvic abscess (with or without anastomotic leakage) (P = 0.04). LIMITATIONS REASONS FOR CAUTION: Due to a lack of information, no sub-analysis was done to investigate other parameters potentially impacting fertility outcomes. WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS: The PR for our population was slightly lower to that observed in the literature for women who experience such surgery without consideration for the occurrence of complications. However, 'severe complications' covers a range of conditions which are likely to have a very different impacts on fertility. Even if the PR and CPR appear satisfactory, septic complications can negatively impact fertility outcomes. Rapid ART may be a good option for these patients. STUDY FUNDING/COMPETING INTEREST(S): No funding was required for the current study. Pr H. Roman reported personal fees from Plasma Surgical Inc. (Roswell, GA, USA) for participating in a symposium and a masterclass, in which he presented his experience in the use of PlasmaJet®. None of the other authors declared any conflict of interest. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: N/A.

7 Article Fertility outcomes after laparoscopic partial bladder resection for deep endometriosis: Retrospective analysis from two expert centres and review of the literature. 2018

Nyangoh Timoh, Krystel / Ballester, Marcos / Bendifallah, Sofiane / Fauconnier, Arnaud / Darai, Emile. ·Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tenon Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, France. Electronic address: k.nyangoh@gmail.com. · Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tenon Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, France; GRC6-UPMC, Centre expert en Endométriose (C3E), France; UMR_S938 University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, France. · Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tenon Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, France; GRC6-UPMC, Centre expert en Endométriose (C3E), France. · Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Poissy Hospital, University of Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Paris, Saclay, France. ·Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol · Pubmed #29126089.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fertility outcomes after laparoscopic partial bladder resection in women with bladder endometriosis and to review the literature. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study conducted at two tertiary referral centres -Tenon University Hospital and Poissy University Hospital (Canadian Task Force Classification Level II-2)-from July 2006 to November 2015. Patients with bladder endometriosis who underwent either laparoscopic partial bladder resection (PBR) alone for those without posterior endometriotic lesions (PBR group) or both laparoscopic PBR and associated posterior deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) resection (PBR-PDIE group) were included. Pregnancy and live birth rates according to prior infertility, and associated posterior DIE resection were analysed. RESULTS: Thirty-four patients were included; 15 in the PBR group and 19 in the PBR-PDIE group. The median age (range) was 31 years (25-37), Seventeen patients (50%) had prior infertility. The median follow-up after bladder resection was 60.6 months (12-116). Overall, of the 25 (73.5%) patients who wished to conceive, 17 (68%) achieved pregnancies resulting in a live birth rate of 76.4%. Among the 17 patients with prior infertility, nine (52.9%) conceived. Overall, eight patients (53.3%) in the PBR group conceived and nine (47.3%) in the PBR-PDIE group (difference not significant). CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrates that laparoscopic PBR results in a high pregnancy rate in patients with prior infertility as well as in those with associated posterior DIE suggesting that surgery could be an acceptable alternative to first-line assisted reproductive technology.

8 Article [Fertility and deep infiltrating endometriosis]. 2017

Cohen, Jonathan / Mathieu d'Argent, Emmanuelle / Selleret, Lise / Antoine, Jean-Marie / Chabbert-Buffet, Nathalie / Bendifallah, Sofiane / Ballester, Marcos / Darai, Emile. ·Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris 6, hôpital Tenon, GRC6-UPMC : centre expert en endométriose (C3E), service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, 75020 Paris, France. Electronic address: drcohenjonathan@gmail.com. · Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris 6, hôpital Tenon, GRC6-UPMC : centre expert en endométriose (C3E), service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, 75020 Paris, France. · Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris 6, hôpital Tenon, GRC6-UPMC : centre expert en endométriose (C3E), service de gynécologie-obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, 75020 Paris, France; Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris 6, Inserm, UMR_S938, 75012 Paris, France. ·Presse Med · Pubmed #29129409.

ABSTRACT: Deep infiltrating endometriosis is the most severe form of the disease, defined by infiltration beneath the peritoneum greater than 5mm. It affects several anatomical locations including the bladder, the vesico-uterine cul-de-sac, the torus uterinum, the uterosacral ligament, rectovaginal septum and the colon-rectum. Deep infiltrating endometriosis is associated with infertility. Surgery performed for deep infiltrating endometriosis in the context of pain offers good pregnancy rates either spontaneously or after assisted reproductive technologies. The results are less favorable when digestive tract is involved. IVF performed in the context of deep infiltrating endometriosis allows very satisfactory results and does not entail risks of aggravation of the pathology. There is currently no clear evidence to support either IVF or surgery to manage infertility associated with deep infiltrating endometriosis, but patients should be informed, although a risk of severe complication exists, that surgery is the only way to increase the chances of spontaneous fertility.

9 Article Colorectal endometriosis-associated infertility: should surgery precede ART? 2017

Bendifallah, Sofiane / Roman, Horace / Mathieu d'Argent, Emmanuelle / Touleimat, Salma / Cohen, Jonathan / Darai, Emile / Ballester, Marcos. ·Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Institut Universitaire de Cancérologie, Paris, France; INSERM UMRS 707, Epidemiology, Information Systems, Modeling, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France. Electronic address: sofiane.bendifallah@aphp.fr. · Expert Center in the Diagnosis and Multidisciplinary Management of Endometriosis, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France. · Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Institut Universitaire de Cancérologie, Paris, France. · Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Institut Universitaire de Cancérologie, Paris, France; UMRS 938 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; Groupe de Recherche Clinique GRC6-UPMC, Centre Expert En Endométriose, Paris, France. ·Fertil Steril · Pubmed #28807397.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of first-line assisted reproductive technology (ART; intracytoplasmic sperm injection [ICSI]-IVF) and first-line colorectal surgery followed by ART on fertility outcomes in women with colorectal endometriosis-associated infertility. DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study using propensity score (PS) matching (PSM) analysis. SETTING: University referral centers. PATIENT(S): A total of 110 women were analyzed from January 2005 to June 2014. A PSM was generated using a logistic regression model based on the age, antimüllerian hormone (AMH) serum level, and presence of adenomyosis to compare the treatment strategy. INTERVENTION(S): First-line surgery group followed by ART versus exclusive ART with in situ colorectal endometriosis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): After PSM, pregnancy rates (PRs), live-birth rates (LBRs), and cumulative rates (CRs) were estimated. RESULT(S): After PSM, in the whole population, the total LBR and PR were 35.4% (39/110) and 49% (54/110), respectively. The specific cumulative LBR at the first ICSI-IVF cycle in the first-line surgery group compared with the first-line ART was, respectively, 32.7% versus 13.0%; at the second cycle, 58.9% versus 24.8%; and at the third cycle, 70.6% versus 54.9%. The cumulative LBRs were significantly higher for women who underwent first-line surgery followed by ART compared with first-line ART in the subset of women with good prognosis (age ≤ 35 years and AMH ≥ 2 ng/mL and no adenomyosis) and women with AMH serum level < 2 ng/mL. CONCLUSION(S): First-line surgery may be a good option for women with colorectal endometriosis-associated infertility.

10 Article [Deep infiltrative endometriosis without digestive involvement, what is the impact of surgery on in vitro fertilization outcomes? A retrospective study]. 2017

Mounsambote, L / Cohen, J / Bendifallah, S / d'Argent, E Mathieu / Selleret, L / Chabbert-Buffet, N / Ballester, M / Antoine, J M / Daraï, E. ·Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, hôpital Tenon, GRC 6-UPMC centre expert en endométriose (C3E), université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie-Paris 6, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 75020 Paris, France. · Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, hôpital Tenon, GRC 6-UPMC centre expert en endométriose (C3E), université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie-Paris 6, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 75020 Paris, France; Inserm UMRS 938, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, 75012 Paris, France. Electronic address: drcohenjonathan@gmail.com. · Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, hôpital Tenon, GRC 6-UPMC centre expert en endométriose (C3E), université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie-Paris 6, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 75020 Paris, France; Inserm UMRS 938, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, 75012 Paris, France. ·Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol · Pubmed #28238309.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of complete removal of endometriosis in case of deep infiltrative endometriosis without digestive involvement, on in vitro fertilization outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective monocentric study. We included infertile women with deep infiltrative endometriosis without colorectal involvement that underwent IVF. Women were divided in two groups, following their history: "surgery" when they underwent complete endometriosis resection before IVF and "without surgery" when they underwent IVF without endometriosis removal. We analysed IVF outcomes considering pregnancy rates per cycle and cumulative pregnancy rates per patient. RESULTS: We included 72 patients: 35 in the "surgery" group and 37 in the "without surgery" group. Women in the two groups were comparable in terms of baseline characteristics (age, body mass index, anti-Müllerian hormone, antral follicular count), endometriosis localizations and in vitro fertilization parameters. Cumulative pregnancy rates per patient were similar in both groups (40 % in the "surgery" group and 41 % in the "without surgery" group; P=1). Clinical pregnancy rate per cycle were also comparable groups (24 % in the "surgery" group and 28 % in the "without surgery" group; P=0.67). Surgery performed was comparable in women that became pregnant and in women that did not. Age was lower in women that became pregnant (P=0.01) and there were more pregnancy obtained in women under 35 years. CONCLUSION: In women with deep infiltrative endometriosis without digestive involvement, in vitro fertilization outcomes were not impacted by surgery. Therapeutic choice between IVF or surgery as first-line treatment remains thus questionable and shall be guided by other influencing factors, such as pain symptomatology, age, tubal permeability, ovarian reserve, partner's sperm characteristics and woman's choice.

11 Article Prior colorectal surgery for endometriosis-associated infertility improves ICSI-IVF outcomes: results from two expert centres. 2017

Ballester, Marcos / Roman, Horace / Mathieu, Emmanuelle / Touleimat, Salma / Belghiti, Jeremy / Daraï, Emile. ·Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France; GRC-6 UPMC: Centre Expert en Endométriose (C3E), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; Unité INSERM UMR_S 938, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. Electronic address: marcos.ballester@tnn.aphp.fr. · Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France. · Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France; GRC-6 UPMC: Centre Expert en Endométriose (C3E), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. · Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tenon University Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France; GRC-6 UPMC: Centre Expert en Endométriose (C3E), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; Unité INSERM UMR_S 938, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. ·Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol · Pubmed #26965272.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE(S): To assess fertility outcomes after ICSI-IVF in infertile women having undergone prior complete surgical removal of colorectal endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal cohort study in two referral French centres including 60 infertile women who underwent ICSI-IVF after complete surgical removal of colorectal endometriosis, from January 2005 to May 2014. Women underwent either conservative colorectal surgery (i.e., rectal shaving or full thickness disc excision, n=18) or segmental colorectal resection (n=42). Clinical pregnancies were defined by the presence of a gestational sac on vaginal ultrasound examination from the fifth week. The overall pregnancy rate was calculated. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate the cumulative pregnancy rate (CPR). Comparisons of CPR were made using the log-rank test to detect determinant factors. RESULTS: The median number of ICSI-IVF cycles per patient was one (range: 1-4). Of the 60 women, 36 became pregnant (i.e., overall pregnancy rate=60%). The CPR was 41.7% after one ICSI-IVF cycle, 65% after two ICSI-IVF cycles and 78.1% after three ICSI-IVF cycles. A decreased CPR was observed for women who required segmental colorectal resection compared to those who underwent rectal shaving or full thickness disc excision (p=0.04). A trend for a decreased CPR was observed for women who received a first ICSI-IVF cycle more than 18 months following surgery (p=0.07). Among the nine women with prior ICSI-IVF failure, five (55.5%) became pregnant after surgery. CONCLUSION(S): Colorectal surgery for endometriosis completed by ICSI-IVF is a good option for women with proven infertility, even if prior ICSI-IVF had failed.

12 Article [Endometriosis]. 2014

Daraï, Emile / Bazot, Marc / Ballester, Marcos / Belghiti, Jérémie. · ·Rev Prat · Pubmed #24855793.

ABSTRACT: Endometriosis is a benign disorder affecting 10 to 15% of women of reproductive age. It is defined by the presence of endometrium-like tissue outside the uterus. There are three different entities of endometriosis: superficial endometriosis, ovarian endometriotic cyst and deep infiltrating endometriosis. The main clinical features are dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain and dyspareunia. Endometriosis is also responsible for infertility. Transvaginal sonography and magnetic resonance imaging are required to assess mapping of endometriotic lesions. Medical therapies based on progestins or combined oral contraceptives allow to relief symptoms. Despite a relative efficacy of medical treatment or in case of infertility, surgery is necessary preferentially in specialized centers.

13 Article Can ovariopexy at the end of surgery for endometriosis be recommended? A case report. 2012

Daraï, Emile / Touboul, Cyril / Ballester, Marcos / Poncelet, Christophe. ·Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, Hôpital Tenon, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. emile.darai@tnn.aphp.fr ·J Reprod Med · Pubmed #22324276.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Endometriosis affects 10-15% of the female population in the reproductive period and is detected in up to 40% of infertile women. Surgery is indicated to improve fertility and symptoms in these women, but some patients experience severe complications and develop postoperative adhesion. We discuss the potential impact on adhesion of systematic ovariopexy at the end of surgery for endometriosis. CASE: We report a case of a 31-year-old woman who underwent initial laparoscopic removal of endometriomas and rectovaginal endometriosis with bilateral transient ovariopexy five years ago. She was referred for recurrence of symptoms and infertility. Preoperative transvaginal sonography and MRI confirmed the recurrence of endometriosis with bilateral uterosacral ligament and rectal involvement. At laparoscopy severe and dense adhesions of the ovaries to the anterior abdominal wall using nonabsorbable suture were observed associated with distortion of tubal anatomy. In addition to the removal of these adhesions, a sigmoid adhesiolysis was performed with uterosacral ligament, rectosigmoid and vaginal resections, followed by a systematic protective colostomy. CONCLUSION: This case illustrates the deleterious impact on adhesions to the abdominal wall of transient ovariopexy at the end of surgery for endometriosis.

14 Article Deep infiltrating endometriosis is a determinant factor of cumulative pregnancy rate after intracytoplasmic sperm injection/in vitro fertilization cycles in patients with endometriomas. 2012

Ballester, Marcos / Oppenheimer, Anne / Mathieu d'Argent, Emmanuelle / Touboul, Cyril / Antoine, Jean-Marie / Nisolle, Michelle / Daraï, Emile. ·Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. ·Fertil Steril · Pubmed #22177465.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cumulative pregnancy rate (CPR) per patient after in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF-ICSI) cycles in patients with endometriomas and to evaluate the determinant factors of CPR per patient. DESIGN: Retrospective study from January 2007 to October 2008. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. PATIENT(S): 103 patients who had undergone IVF treatment, comprising isolated endometriomas (n = 30) and endometriomas with associated deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) (n = 73). INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Clinical pregnancy rate after IVF-ICSI cycle. RESULT(S): The total number of cycles was 162, and the median number of cycles per patient was 1 (1 to 5). Fifty-eight women (56.3%) became pregnant. The total number of endometriomas and size of the largest endometrioma and bilateral endometriomas had no impact on the CPR per patient. Using multivariable analysis, the associated DIE and antimüllerian hormone serum level (≤ 1 ng/mL) were independent factors associated with a decrease in the pregnancy rate per patient. Overall, the CPR per patient was 73.7%, and it increased until the third cycle with no benefit for additional cycles. The CPR per patient for women with isolated endometriomas and women with endometriomas and associated DIE was 82.5% and 69.4%, respectively. CONCLUSION(S): Associated DIE has a negative impact on assisted reproduction results in patients with endometriomas. Moreover, our data show that after three IVF-ICSI cycles the CPR per patient is not improved and that surgery should be considered.

15 Article Nomogram to predict pregnancy rate after ICSI-IVF cycle in patients with endometriosis. 2012

Ballester, Marcos / Oppenheimer, Anne / d'Argent, Emmanuelle Mathieu / Touboul, Cyril / Antoine, Jean-Marie / Coutant, Charles / Daraï, Emile. ·Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, 4 rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France. marcos.ballester@tnn.aphp.fr ·Hum Reprod · Pubmed #22114107.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Although several scoring systems have been published to evaluate the pregnancy rate after ICSI-IVF in infertile patients, none of them are applicable for patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) nor can they evaluate the chances of pregnancy for individual patients. The aim of this study was to develop a nomogram based on an association of patients' characteristics to predict the clinical pregnancy rate in patients with endometriosis. METHODS: This prospective longitudinal study was conducted from January 2007 to June 2010. The nomogram was built from a training cohort of 94 consecutive patients (141 ICSI-IVF cycles) and tested on an independent validation cohort of 48 patients (83 ICSI-IVF cycles). DIE was confirmed in all participants. RESULTS: The pregnancy rate (per patient) in women with and without DIE was 58 and 83%, respectively (P = 0.03). Increased patient age (P = 0.04), serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) level ≤ 1 ng/ml (P = 0.03) and increased number of ICSI-IVF cycles (P = 0.03) were associated with a decreased clinical pregnancy rate. The presence of DIE was the strongest determinant factor of the clinical pregnancy rate in our model [odds ratio = 0.26, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.07-0.9 (P = 0.006)], which also included patient age, serum AMH level and number of attempts at ICSI-IVF. The nomogram showed an area under the curve (AUC) of 0.76 for the training cohort (95% CI: 0.7-0.8) and was well calibrated. The AUC for the validation cohort was 0.68 (95% CI: 0.6-0.75) and calibration was good. CONCLUSIONS: Our nomogram provides realistic and precise information about ICSI-IVF success and can be used to guide couples and practitioners.

16 Article Fertility after colorectal resection for endometriosis: results of a prospective study comparing laparoscopy with open surgery. 2011

Daraï, Emile / Lesieur, Benedicte / Dubernard, Gil / Rouzier, Roman / Bazot, Marc / Ballester, Marcos. ·Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, CancerEst, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. emile.darai@tnn.aphp.fr ·Fertil Steril · Pubmed #21392746.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the surgical route of colorectal resection for endometriosis is a determinant factor for fertility. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary-care university hospital. PATIENT(S): Fifty-two patients with endometriosis were randomly assigned to laparoscopic or open surgery. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopically assisted vs. open colorectal resection. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Evaluation of fertility outcomes spontaneously and after assisted reproductive therapy. RESULT(S): The mean follow-up was 29 months. Among the 28 patients wishing to conceive, 11 (39.3%) became pregnant. Overall cumulative pregnancy rate at 52 months for these patients was 45.1%. For patients with or without infertility, the cumulative pregnancy rate was 37.6% and 55.6%, respectively, and the cumulative spontaneous pregnancy rate 13.3% and 36.5%, respectively. All the spontaneous pregnancies were observed in the laparoscopy group. CONCLUSION(S): This study demonstrates that spontaneous pregnancy is more frequent after laparoscopy compared with open surgery for colorectal endometriosis.

17 Article Randomized trial of laparoscopically assisted versus open colorectal resection for endometriosis: morbidity, symptoms, quality of life, and fertility. 2010

Daraï, Emile / Dubernard, Gil / Coutant, Charles / Frey, Catherine / Rouzier, Roman / Ballester, Marcos. ·Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, CancerEst, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France. emile.darai@tnn.aphp.fr ·Ann Surg · Pubmed #20485146.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: We report the first randomized trial of laparoscopically assisted versus open colorectal resection for endometriosis focusing on perioperative complications, improvement in symptoms, quality of life, and fertility. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Bowel endometriosis is one of the most severe forms of endometriosis. Although laparoscopically assisted surgery is a validated technique for colorectal cancer, there are serious concerns about its appropriateness for endometriosis in young women wishing to conceive because it is almost invariably a traumatic procedure. METHODS: We conducted a noninferiority trial and randomly assigned 52 patients with colorectal endometriosis to undergo laparoscopically assisted or open colorectal resection. The median follow-up was 19 months. The primary end point was improvement in dyschesia. RESULTS: Overall, a significant improvement in digestive symptoms (dyschesia P < 0.0001, diarrhea P < 0.01, and bowel pain and cramping P < 0.0001), gynecologic symptoms (dysmenorrhea P < 0.0001 and dyspareunia P < 0.0001), and general symptoms (back pain P = 0.001 and asthenia P = 0.0001) was observed. No difference in the symptom delta values and quality of life was noted between the groups. Median blood loss was lower in the laparoscopic group (P < 0.05). Total number of complications was higher in the open surgery group (P = 0.04), especially grade 3 (P = 0.03). Pregnancy rate was higher in the laparoscopic group (P = 0.006), and the cumulative pregnancy rate was 60%. CONCLUSION: Our findings support that laparoscopy is a safe option for women requiring colorectal resection for endometriosis. Moreover, laparoscopy offers a higher pregnancy rate than open surgery with similar improvements in symptoms and in quality of life.

18 Article Results of first in vitro fertilization cycle in women with colorectal endometriosis compared with those with tubal or male factor infertility. 2010

Mathieu d'Argent, Emmanuelle / Coutant, Charles / Ballester, Marcos / Dessolle, Lionel / Bazot, Marc / Antoine, Jean-Marie / Daraï, Emile. ·Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. ·Fertil Steril · Pubmed #20434149.

ABSTRACT: This retrospective study of women undergoing IVF (29 with colorectal endometriosis, 157 with tubal factor infertility, and 340 with male factor infertility) found similar fertility outcomes between the groups.

19 Article Determinant factors of fertility outcomes after laparoscopic colorectal resection for endometriosis. 2010

Daraï, Emile / Carbonnel, Marie / Dubernard, Gil / Lavoué, Vincent / Coutant, Charles / Bazot, Marc / Ballester, Marcos. ·Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, 4 rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France. emile.darai@tnn.aphp.fr ·Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol · Pubmed #20096500.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The aims of this prospective study were to evaluate fertility, pregnancy outcomes and their determinant factors after laparoscopic segmental colorectal resection for endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN: We studied 83 women who underwent colorectal resection for endometriosis. Thirty-nine women (47%) had an associated infertility and 51 (61.4%) wished to conceive after surgery. Surgical route was exclusive laparoscopy in 77 cases (92.7%) and laparoconversion in 6 (7.3%). RESULTS: Twenty-nine pregnancies were obtained in 24 patients (43.6%) including 20 spontaneous (69%) and 9 by IVF (31%). The median time to conceive spontaneously was 6 months and 20 months by IVF. Among the 39 infertile women, 18 (46%) conceived during the study period. A relation was found between pregnancy rate and patient age (p=0.02). Reduction in pregnancy rate was correlated to the presence of adenomyosis (p=0.04) and high ASRM total score (p<0.001) as well as exclusive laparoscopy compared to conversion to laparotomy for colorectal resection (p=0.01). CONCLUSION: Adenomyosis and conversion to laparotomy as well as patient age, ASRM score appeared determinant factors of fertility outcome.