Persistent bilateral ureteral obstruction secondary to endometriosis despite treatment with an aromatase inhibitor

Justin Bohrer, Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Tommaso Falcone

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Abstract

Objective: To present a case demonstrating lack of efficacy of an aromatase inhibitor in treating ureteral endometriosis. Design: Case report. Setting: A tertiary-care hospital. Patient(s): A 47-year-old woman with severe ureteral endometriosis. Intervention(s): Anastrozole 1 mg daily for 15 months. Main Outcome Measure(s): Renal function. Result(s): Despite medical management with anastrozole, our patient continued to have worsening renal function and subsequently required surgical intervention. Conclusion(s): Anastrozole was ineffective at preventing deterioration of renal function in this patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2004.e7-2004.e9
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume90
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • anastrozole
  • aromatase inhibitor
  • ureteral obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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