CURRENT PRACTICE IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY – 3: ENDOMETRIOSIS
Desai, P. - Patel, P.
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Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb, grows in other areas of the body, most commonly on the ovaries. This tissue responds to hormones in the same way as the lining of the womb but with no outlet it can cause inflammation, scarring and adhesions, leading to severe pain and many other symptoms.
Part of the Current Practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology series, this book discusses the recent advances and thinking in endometriosis. Beginning with an introduction to the epidemiology and etiopathology of the disease, the following chapters describe the effects of endometriosis on genetics and fertility, as well as surgical and non surgical treatment, adenomyosis, recurrence and early pregnancy loss.
Pankaj Desai Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist, Janani Maternity Hospital, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Purvi Patel Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical College and SSG Hospital, Baroda, Gujarat, India