Relationships between endometriosis and the occurrence of placenta previa: a systematic review






Objective: To analyze the association between endometriosis and the occurrence of placenta previa. Methodology: This is a systematic review carried out using the PRISMA method, in the electronic databases PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science, using the following descriptors: “endometriosis”, “endometrioma”, “chocolate cyst”, “placenta previa”, “low lying placenta” and “abnormal placenta”. Full articles, available in Portuguese, English or Spanish, were included; published between January 2016 and December 2021; who performed a comparative study between an experimental group and a control group; studies that showed the incidences of placenta previa with statistical data. Results: 11 articles made up the final sample of this study, with a higher frequency of publication in 2019 (n: 03). Most of the studies used the retrospective cohort study, with a moderate level of evidence (III). All studies compared pregnant women with or without endometriosis, all of which showed that women with endometriosis had a higher rate of placenta previa, with Odds Ratio ranging from 0.56 to 6.42 and statistically significant. Conclusion: The findings of this research suggest that, although based on a small number of studies, endometriosis may be a possible risk factor for the occurrence of placenta previa, excluding confounding factors, which were not considered for analysis. These findings can help health professionals to be more attentive to possible complications during the course of pregnancy and delivery.

Author Biographies

José William Araújo do Nascimento, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Enfermeiro pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (Unicap), Especialista em Anatomia Humana pela Uninter e Mestrando em Informática Médica pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Cin-UFPE).

Geicianfran da Silva Lima Roque, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Enfermeira pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (Unicap), pós-graduanda em Estomaterapia pelo Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein e mestranda em Ciências da Computação pelo Centro de Informática da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (CIN/UFPE)

Carina Gleice Tabosa Quixabeira, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Enfermeira pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

Isabela Oliveira da Silva Flor, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

Graduanda em Enfermagem pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP)

Bianca Priscila Vasconcelos da Cunha, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

Enfermeira pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP)

Sabrina Laleska da Silva Souza, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

Enfermeira pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP)

Carla Lins da Silva, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Formada em Gestão Hospitalar e em Enfermagem pela Universidade católica de Pernambuco (Unicap) e Pós graduanda de Enfermagem em Saúde da Mulher- modalidade Residência no Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

Wályssa Cheiza Fernandes Santos, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Enfermeira pela Faculdade de Enfermagem Nossa Senhora das Graças (Universidade de Pernambuco), especialista em Saúde da Mulher pelo programa de Residência de Enfermagem em Saúde da Mulher no Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira- IMIP e Enfermeira pelo EBSERH-HC/UFPE.

Manoela Rodrigues de Santana, Universidade de Pernambuco

Enfermeira pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco e residente em Enfermagem Obstétrica pelo Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira - IMIP.

Marcela Mayne de Almeida Sial, Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde

Graduanda de enfermagem pela Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde (FPS/IMIP)


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NASCIMENTO, J. W. A. do .; ROQUE, G. da S. L.; QUIXABEIRA, C. G. T. .; FLOR, I. O. da S.; CUNHA, B. P. V. da .; SOUZA, S. L. da S.; SILVA, C. L. da .; SANTOS, W. C. F. .; SANTANA, M. R. de .; SIAL, M. M. de A. Relationships between endometriosis and the occurrence of placenta previa: a systematic review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 7, p. e33111730199, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i7.30199. Disponível em: Acesso em: 4 jul. 2022.



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