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Table 1 Patients' characteristics according to diagnosis at time of surgery

From: TLR3 and TLR4 expression in healthy and diseased human endometrium

  n Age, mean Age, SD Indications for surgery
Premenopausal, controls (proliferative & secretory) 27 37 8.6 fibroids (n = 7), non endometriotic ovarian cyst (n = 2), infertility (n = 5), dysmenorrhoe (n = 11), pelvic pain (n = 1), uterine prolapse (n = 1)
Premenopausal, non-endometriotic, menstrual 8 39 10.7 no surgery
Premenopausal, endometriotic 20 34 6.8 endometriosis (n = 11), ovarian cyst (n = 2), infertility (n = 1), dysmenorrhoe (n = 6*)
Postmenopausal, controls 8 68 10.2 fibroids (n = 6), uterine prolapse (n = 2)
Postmenopausal, hyperplasia 10 64 13 abnormal endometrial thickness, supposed carcinoma
Postmenopausal, endometrial carcinoma 16 67 12.8 abnormal endometrial thickness, endometrial carcinoma
  1. n = number of patients, * not including patients with known endometriosis before surgery