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Modern Approaches to Endometriosis

  • Eric J. Thomas
  • John A. Rock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Scientific Aspects of Endometriosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. I. A. Brosens
      Pages 21-31
    3. A. Bergqvist
      Pages 33-55
    4. S. K. Smith
      Pages 57-77
    5. B. S. Hurst, J. A. Rock
      Pages 79-96
    6. W. P. Dmowski, D. Braun, H. Gebel
      Pages 97-111
    7. E. J. Thomas
      Pages 113-128
  3. Clinical Aspects of Endometriosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. S. M. Markham
      Pages 151-182
    3. E. J. Thomas, L. Mettler
      Pages 221-238
    4. E. J. Thomas, J. A. Rock
      Pages 291-294
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 295-302

About this book

Introduction

Endometriosis provides a unique clinical and scientific challenge. It is being diagnosed with increasing frequency and yet we are unsure of the significance of this in many patients. Its appearance varies from a tiny focus of disease to a potently destructive phenomenon. Weare still unsure of the relative value of medical or surgical treatment. The pathogenesis and control of the cellular function of the disease proVide many scientific problems. The presence of a comparative normal epithelium, namely endometrium, provides a unique research opportunity. It is probable that only through basic science research will we be able to solve the clinical dilemmas that endometriosis presents. We felt that it was important to create a book that explored the important scientific and clinical problems. We therefore invited acknowledged experts from both Europe and the United States of America to review their fields. The purpose of these reviews is not only to provide a resource for clinicians and scientists but also to stimulate thought and new ideas for research and treatment. To fulfil that aim we have asked that the authors be more speculative than normal for a volume such as this. We thank them for responding to their task so well and hope that you will feel as stimulated by their efforts as we have been.

Keywords

classification endometriosis endometrium etiology fertility hormones infertility laser pathogenesis surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric J. Thomas
    • 1
  • John A. Rock
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human Reproduction and Obstetrics Princess Anne HospitalUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Reproductive EndocrinologyJohns Hopkins University HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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