Endometriosis

Erkut Attar, Serdar E Bulun

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Endometrium
Subtitle of host publicationMolecular, Cellular and Clinical Perspectives, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages691-710
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780203091500
ISBN (Print)0415385830, 9780415385831
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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