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Genitourinary manifestations of endometriosis with emphasis on the urinary tract

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Abstract

Endometriosis is a common benign condition affecting women. The disease has a broad spectrum of presentations from incidental lesions in asymptomatic women to causing significant and debilitating morbidity in others. Ectopic endometrial glands are located in predictable locations throughout the pelvis, including implantation on the ovaries and in the rectouterine cul-de-sac. Less commonly, the urinary tract may be involved. As genitourinary manifestations may remain symptomatically occult or masquerade as other diagnoses, it is essential for the radiologist to be aware of the imaging features, consider this diagnosis, and potentially save the patient from delayed treatment.

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Agely, A., Bolan, C., Metcalfe, A. et al. Genitourinary manifestations of endometriosis with emphasis on the urinary tract. Abdom Radiol (2020) doi:10.1007/s00261-019-02383-8

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Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • Genitourinary
  • Urogenital
  • Ureteral
  • Bladder