Endometriosis pp 257-266 | Cite as


  • Paul Devroey
  • Guy Verhulst


Since Rokitansky described adenomyosis in 1860, there has been little progress in understanding this condition. Incidence, pathogenesis, and pathophysiology still remain unclear. As endometriosis, it is an ectopic presence of endometrium (Fig. 26.1). Sometimes the clinical features can overlap, and frequently the two pathologies coexist. Hysterectomy has been the traditional method for treatment. This chapter provides a review of the literature and evaluates procedures that might be used for making an accurate diagnosis and for treating the disease in a noninvasive way.


Endometrial Cancer Obstet Gynecol Endometrial Carcinoma GnRH Analogue Endometrial Adenocarcinoma 
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