• Alice Brandão
  • Claudio Peixoto Crispi
  • Marco Aurelio Pinho Oliveira


Endometriosis is characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue, containing both glands and stroma, in an ectopic location, outside the uterine limits. Deep endometriosis is a particular form of endometriosis defined when the endometrial tissue infiltrates more than 5 mm into the anatomical structure, either the peritoneal surface or the viscera.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice Brandão
    • 1
  • Claudio Peixoto Crispi
    • 2
  • Marco Aurelio Pinho Oliveira
    • 3
  1. 1.Fonte Imagem Clinic and Felippe Mattoso ClinicRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.São Vicente de Paulo HospitalRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.State University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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