Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 218–220 | Cite as

Comparative study on the efficacy of Yiweining and gestrinone for post-operational treatment of stage III endometriosis

Clinical Experiences


Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of Yiweining, (YWN) and gestrinone (GT) in treating post-operational patients of stage III endometriosis (EM-III).Methods: Fifty-two patients of EM-III after operation were randomly assigned into three groups, the YWN group (20 patients) was treated through oral intake of YWN 200 ml, twice a day;the GT group (19 patients) treated with gestrinone 2.5 mg, twice every week, with the medication starting from the 7th post-operational day and lasting for 6 months. The control group (13 patients) was untreated. Six months was one therapeutic course, and follow-up study was carried out in the 6 –30 months after the end of the medication.Results: The recurrence rate in the YWN group and the GT group were 5.0% and 5.3% respectively, showing insignificant difference between the two groups, but they were lower than that in the control group (30.7%,P < 0.05). Besides, the adverse reaction rate in the YWN group was lower than that in the GT group (10.0% vs 31.6%,P < 0.05).Conclusion: Application of YWN to prevent the post-operational recurrence of endometriosis is effective and safe, and its efficacy is similar to that of GT.

Key Words

endometriosis after operation Yiweining gestrinone 


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© CATWM_Beijing 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Dong-xia
    • 1
  • Ma Wen-guang
    • 1
  • Qu Fan
    • 1
  • Ma Bao-zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GynecologyAffiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese MedicineHarbin

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