Pathogenesis and Treatment

  • Tasuku Harada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tasuku Harada
      Pages 3-6
  3. Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ritsuo Honda, Hidetaka Katabuchi
      Pages 9-18
    3. Khaleque Newaz Khan
      Pages 19-32
    4. Nagamasa Maeda
      Pages 49-60
    5. S. F. Ahmad, N. Michaud, H. Rakhila, A. Akoum
      Pages 61-85
    6. Tomio Iwabe, Tasuku Harada
      Pages 87-106
    7. Masao Izawa, Fuminori Taniguchi, Tasuku Harada
      Pages 107-123
    8. Kuei-Yang Hsiao, Meng-Hsing Wu, Shaw-Jenq Tsai
      Pages 125-146
    9. Jo Kitawaki
      Pages 147-154
    10. Hiroshi Ishikawa, Makio Shozu
      Pages 155-178
    11. Apostolos Kaponis, Georgia Kollia, Fuminori Taniguchi, Tasuku Harada, George Decavalas
      Pages 179-190
    12. Natsuko Tokushige
      Pages 191-211
    13. Fuminori Taniguchi, Tasuku Harada
      Pages 213-222
    14. Masaki Mandai, Ken Yamaguchi, Noriomi Matsumura, Ikuo Konishi
      Pages 223-234
    15. Kaei Nasu, Yukie Kawano, Masakazu Nishida, Akitoshi Tsuno, Akitoshi Yuge, Wakana Abe et al.
      Pages 235-249
    16. Cássia G. T. Silveira, Admir Agic, Geraldine O. Canny, Daniela Hornung
      Pages 251-273

About this book


Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases, causing pelvic pain, infertility, and cancer. The condition reduces the quality of life for the estimated 10% of menstruating women who are affected by it.  This book provides a clear insight into the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of endometriosis—essential information for clinicians intending to successfully treat the condition. The first part covers a range of topics including stem cells, NK cells, macrophages, inflammation, cytokines, epigenetics, prostaglandin, sex steroids, aromatase, apoptosis, nerve fibers, and malignant transformation to aid in understanding the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of the disease. The second part provides useful tools for therapy, specifically, notable recent techniques in prevention, imaging, biomarkers, medical treatments, surgical treatments, prevention of recurrence, and infertility treatments. Each chapter was written by an expert in the field, with nearly 40 researchers and clinicians contributing to the work. This book will be highly useful to clinicians as well as to research scientists who are interested in this enigmatic disease.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tasuku Harada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyTottori University Faculty of MedicineYonagoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54421-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54420-3
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54421-0
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