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Endometriosis: A Mysterious Disease

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Endometriosis is an enigmatic disease, despite a long history of research into its basic science and clinical aspects. Sampson published his pioneer article in 1927, theorizing that retrograde menstruation may cause peritoneal endometriosis. Since that time, researchers throughout the world have wrestled with the mysteries of the disease. In this book, we bring you a compendium of the present understanding of the pathogenesis of endometriosis as well as how this information may be applied in current therapies. As editor, I invited an international group of distinguished scientists to contribute a chapter and was happy that all graciously agreed to do so. Our hope is that this book will provide useful information and fresh knowledge to all doctors and scientists interested in endometriosis, and that it will stimulate further research, and lead to more efficacious treatment modalities.

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Harada, T. (2014). Endometriosis: A Mysterious Disease. In: Harada, T. (eds) Endometriosis. Springer, Tokyo. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54421-0_1

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