Modern Approaches to Endometriosis by Eric J. ThomasModern Approaches to Endometriosis by Eric J. Thomas

Modern Approaches to Endometriosis

byEric J. ThomasEditorJ. Rock

Paperback | October 14, 2012

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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.
Title:Modern Approaches to EndometriosisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pagesPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401057192

ISBN - 13:9789401057196


Table of Contents

Section A: Scientific Aspects of Endometriosis.- 1 The pathogenesis and aetiology of endometriosis.- 2 The endometriotic implant.- 3 Steroid receptors in endometriosis.- 4 The endometrium and endometriosis.- 5 The peritoneal environment in endometriosis.- 6 The immune system in endometriosis.- 7 Endometriosis and infertility.- Section B: Clinical Aspects of Endometriosis.- 8 The classification of endometriosis: a comprehensive review.- 9 Extrapelvic endometriosis.- 10 Macro- and microsurgical treatment of endometriosis.- 11 Laser laparoscopy in the treatment of endometriosis.- 12 Gestogens and anti-gestogens as treatment of endometriosis.- 13 The use of danazol as a treatment of endometriosis.- 14 GnRH analogues in the treatment of endometriosis - rationale and efficacy.- 15 The role of definitive surgery and hormone replacement therapy in the treatment of endometriosis.- 16 The future.