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An estimated one in 10 women suffer from endometriosis, a condition that is difficult to diagnose and which can cause debilitating pain, cysts and even infertility.
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ConclusionModerate-to-severe endometriosis was more common in women with East or South East Asian ethnicity in our tertiary referral center. This could be explained by East/South East Asians with minimal-mild disease being less likely to seek care, or genetic/environmental differences that increase the risk of more severe disease amongst East/South East Asians.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports, Volume 25Author(s): Lisa N. Abaid, John S. Cupp, Miles Chang, Steven R. Beanes, Bram H. GoldsteinAbstractEndometriosis is a condition wherein an ectopic layer of endometrial tissue arises in an extra-uterine location, often effecting significant pelvic pain and infertility. While very uncommon, there have been reported cases of endometriosis undergoing malignant transformation, frequently involving the ovaries and seldom in extra-gonadal regions. We recount a case depicting a 63 year-old woman who presented with an apparent inguinal hernia in 2017; she wa...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2018Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Bansari G. Patel, Emily E. Lenk, Dan I. Lebovic, Yimin Shu, Jie Yu, Robert N. TaylorAbstractDespite an estimated prevalence of 11% in women and plausible historical descriptions dating back to the 17th century, the etiology of endometriosis remains poorly understood. Classical theories of the histological origins of endometriosis are reviewed below. Clinical presentations are variable, and signs and symptoms do not correlate well with the extent of disease. In this summary, we have attempted...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Endocrinology &Metabolism, Volume 32, Issue 3Author(s): Ioannis Simitsidellis, Douglas A. Gibson, Philippa T.K. SaundersEndometriosis is a chronic incurable disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age: associated symptoms include chronic pain and infertility. The aetiology of endometriosis remains poorly understood but patients, clinicians and researchers are all in agreement that new non-surgical therapies are urgently needed to reduce the severity of symptoms. Preclinical testing of drugs requires the development and validation of mod...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Purpose of review Surgery has traditionally been the primary treatment option for endometriosis-related infertility of any phenotype. However, advances and refinements of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) permit a more conservative approach in many scenarios. This review summarizes the latest findings in the field of reproductive medicine, which have supported a paradigm shift towards more conservative management of ovarian endometrioma. Recent findings The presence of ovarian endometrioma per se is likely to impair ovarian reserve and alter ovarian functional anatomy. Conventional laparoscopic surgery is assoc...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY: Edited by David L. Olive Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2018Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Bansari G. Patel, Emily E. Lenk, Dan I. Lebovic, Yimin Shu, Jie Yu, Robert N. TaylorAbstractDespite an estimated prevalence of 11% in women and plausible historical descriptions dating back to the 17th century, the etiology of endometriosis remains poorly understood. Classical theories of the histological origins of endometriosis are reviewed below. Clinical presentations are variable, and signs and symptoms do not correlate well with the extent of disease. In this summary, we have attempted...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionModerate-to-severe endometriosis was more common in women with East or South East Asian ethnicity in our tertiary referral center. This could be explained by East/South East Asians with minimal-mild disease being less likely to seek care, or genetic/environmental differences that increase the risk of more severe disease amongst East/South East Asians.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports, Volume 25Author(s): Lisa N. Abaid, John S. Cupp, Miles Chang, Steven R. Beanes, Bram H. GoldsteinAbstractEndometriosis is a condition wherein an ectopic layer of endometrial tissue arises in an extra-uterine location, often effecting significant pelvic pain and infertility. While very uncommon, there have been reported cases of endometriosis undergoing malignant transformation, frequently involving the ovaries and seldom in extra-gonadal regions. We recount a case depicting a 63 year-old woman who presented with an apparent inguinal hernia in 2017; she wa...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Endocrinology &Metabolism, Volume 32, Issue 3Author(s): Ioannis Simitsidellis, Douglas A. Gibson, Philippa T.K. SaundersEndometriosis is a chronic incurable disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age: associated symptoms include chronic pain and infertility. The aetiology of endometriosis remains poorly understood but patients, clinicians and researchers are all in agreement that new non-surgical therapies are urgently needed to reduce the severity of symptoms. Preclinical testing of drugs requires the development and validation of mod...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should remain conscious of the possibility of endometriosis mimicking advanced ovarian cancer and infiltrating the peritoneum and internal organs of the abdominal cavity, including the urinary tract. Imaging techniques, including CT and MRI, are not always effective in establishing the correct diagnosis preoperatively. PMID: 29953801 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
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