Should we expand the definition of endometriosis?

The current definition of endometriosis is the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus.  This limited definition of the disease unfortunately creates unrealistic expectations that simply removing the disease results in a “cure”. The reality is that we are hopelessly lost in understanding this disease and the underlying pathological process. It is known…

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Controversies in the management of endometriosis: should we expand the definition?

Endometriosis is currently defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus. Unfortunately this definition, whilst widely utilised, is also widely recognised as only a part of the underlying disease process. At this point in time the underlying etiology of endometriosis is unknown despite large bodies of research. The simplistic use of…

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