Brief update on endometriosis treatment

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Abstract

Endometriosis is a chronic debilitating disease with features of chronic inflammation. Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial like stroma and glands outside the uterine cavity (1). Medical professionals dealing with endometriosis face a lot of problems; in diagnosis, treatment and follow up of patients. Recent advances in molecular and clinical sciences offered a wide range of modalities for treatment. However, up to date there is no single very successful option for the ultimate treatment. In this review I have searched the literature using Medline, Pubmed, text books and other search engines to look for the most updated modalities for the treatment of endometriosis both surgical and medical ones. It seems to be that for fertility purposes surgical treatment followed by ART is the best available most beneficial way of dealing with endometriosis, while medical treatment is the best way to treat pain symptoms associated with endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalMiddle East Fertility Society Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • Hormonal treatment
  • Laparoscopy
  • Progestogens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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