Update on endometriosis-new perspectives

Shahryar K. Kavoussi, Keikhosrow M. Kavoussi, Dan I. Lebovic

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There has been great interest in researching the enigmatic disease known as endometriosis, which has been found in many women who have pelvic pain and/or infertility. Recent advances in endometriosis-related research have been made and these investigations have added to the solid foundation of literature that has already been established. This update first provides insight into these findings, which have aided in understanding the incidence and pathogenesis of endometriosis. Next, medical therapies that have been long-standing, those that have been recently applied or developed, and other novel modalities that are potentially on the horizon are reviewed. The focus of the article then shifts to the association between endometriosis and infertility as well as treatment options such as surgery and assisted reproductive technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalUS Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopy


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