Comparative study of the neuropeptide-Y sympathetic nerves in endometriotic involved and noninvolved sacrouterine ligaments in women with pelvic endometriosis

Possover, Marc; Tersiev, Plamen; Angelov, Doychin N (2009). Comparative study of the neuropeptide-Y sympathetic nerves in endometriotic involved and noninvolved sacrouterine ligaments in women with pelvic endometriosis. Journal of minimally invasive gynecology, 16(3), pp. 340-3. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jmig.2009.02.012

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STUDY OBJECTIVE: To show the relationship between the neuropeptide-Y pelvic sympathetic nerves and neoangiogenesis in the development of endometriosis DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Academic community teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Fifteen consecutive women with unilateral endometriotic infiltration of the sacrouterine ligaments. INTERVENTIONS: A laparoscopic excision/biopsy of involved and noninvolved parts of the sacrouterine ligaments were taken. The sections were incubated with the neuronal marker rabbit polyclonal anti-protein gene product 9.5 and rabbit polyclonal anti-neuropeptide-Y. We made a comparative study on the distribution of nerve fibers and their relationship to the vessels on intact and endometriotic involved tissue. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: The results show that a large amount of nerves are present around the blood vessels in the endometriosis samples, and a large number of these nerves are neuropeptide-Y sympathetic nerves. Adrenergic fibers are also present in the intact control subjects, however, in significantly smaller amounts. CONCLUSION: This finding shows a strong relationship between the neuropeptide-Y sympathetic pelvic nerves and the neoangiogenesis required for the development of endometriosis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

Kostov, Plamen Stefanov

ISSN:

1553-4650

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:12

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:23

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jmig.2009.02.012

PubMed ID:

19423065

Web of Science ID:

000266253300015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/31605 (FactScience: 196227)

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