Endometriosis is a systemic disorder that is characterized by the presence of endometrium-like tissue in ectopic sites outside the uterus, primarily on pelvic peritoneum and ovaries. 1 Endometriosis affects nearly 1 in 7 women of reproductive age and often results in a vast array of gynecological problems, including dyspareunia, dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, and infertility. 2-6 In the USA, endometriosis is the third most common gynecological disorder that requires hospitalization, and a leading cause of hysterectomy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Endometrium|
|Subtitle of host publication||Molecular, Cellular and Clinical Perspectives, Second Edition|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||0415385830, 9780415385831|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2008|
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