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Pathogenesis and Treatment

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  • © 2014


  • Helps clarify pathogenesis and pathophysiology of endometriosis
  • Covers all essential information for clinicians, including prevention and practical treatment
  • Written by nearly 40 internationally renowned researchers

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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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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Basic Science

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine, Yonago, Japan

    Tasuku Harada

About the editor

Dr. Tasuku Harada started his carrier as an assistant professor at Torrori University, Japan, and promoted to full Professor in 2008 there. He is one of the top scientists in Japan and well-known with his studies on endometriosis and ovarian cancer. He is one of the organization committee members of Second Asian Conference on Endometriosis (ACE II) in Istanbul, Turkey, from where he has invited many of the authors of this book.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Endometriosis

  • Book Subtitle: Pathogenesis and Treatment

  • Editors: Tasuku Harada

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Tokyo

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Japan 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-4-431-54420-3Published: 20 August 2014

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-4-431-56157-6Published: 17 September 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-4-431-54421-0Published: 06 August 2014

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 477

  • Number of Illustrations: 25 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Gynecology, Urology, Obstetrics/Perinatology/Midwifery

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