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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 291, Issue 6, pp 1283–1288 | Cite as

Does sildenafil have protective effects against ovarian ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats?

  • Adnan IncebiyikEmail author
  • Ahmet Seker
  • Hakan Camuzcuoglu
  • Sezen Kocaslan
  • Aysun Camuzcuoglu
  • Nese Gul Hilali
  • Mehmet Vural
  • Abdullah Taskin
  • Nurten Aksoy
General Gynecology

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective activity of sildenafil treatment against ischemia-reperfusion damage created experimentally in rat ovaries.

Methods

For this study, 42 female Wistar rats were used, and the rats were separated randomly into six groups consisting of seven rats each: sham, torsion, torsion-detorsion, torsion-detorsion + saline, torsion-detorsion + sildenafil 0.7 mg/kg and torsion-detorsion + sildenafil 1.4 mg/kg. With the exception of the sham group, an ovarian torsion procedure was implemented in all other groups for 2 h. Then, a detorsion procedure was implemented to the groups for 2 h, with the exception of the torsion group. Medications were given intraperitoneally, one-half hour before the detorsion procedure in the saline, 0.7 and 1.4 mg/kg sildenafil groups. Finally, 2 ml of blood samples was drawn for markers of oxidative stress, while the ovaries which were torsioned for the histological examination were extracted from all rats.

Results

According to the histopathological damage scores, the least damage was seen in the sham group and the most damage was seen in the torsion-detorsion group. The sildenafil treatment appeared to be effective in decreasing tissue damage; however, there were no differences between the dosages. Additionally, it was determined that the oxidative stress levels were higher in the torsion-detorsion group, while the sildenafil treatment caused a significant decrease in the oxidative stress levels.

Conclusions

The results of the current study showed that the sildenafil treatment can be effective in preventing tissue damage and oxidative stress induced by the ischemia-reperfusion created in rat ovaries.

Keywords

Adnexal torsion Ischemia-reperfusion injury Sildenafil Rat model 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors have stated explicitly that there are no with this any financial support or relationships that may pose potential conflict of interest in this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adnan Incebiyik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ahmet Seker
    • 2
  • Hakan Camuzcuoglu
    • 1
  • Sezen Kocaslan
    • 3
  • Aysun Camuzcuoglu
    • 1
  • Nese Gul Hilali
    • 1
  • Mehmet Vural
    • 4
  • Abdullah Taskin
    • 5
  • Nurten Aksoy
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsHarran University School of MedicineSanlıurfaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of General Surgery, Faculty of MedicineHarran UniversitySanliurfaTurkey
  3. 3. Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineHarran UniversitySanliurfaTurkey
  4. 4. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of MedicineMarmara UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  5. 5. Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of MedicineHarran UniversitySanliurfaTurkey

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