publication . Article . Review . 2012

Endometriosis in Adolescence

Margherita Dessole; Gian Benedetto Melis; Stefano Angioni;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: Obstetrics and Gynecology International, volume 2,012 (issn: 1687-9589, eissn: 1687-9597, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Abstract
Endometriosis is a common cause of pelvic pain and infertility. The majority of women report symptoms since adolescence, and there are rare cases of endometriosis in premenarchal age patients. Symptoms in adolescence are similar to those in adulthood. Treatment usually consists of oral contraceptives and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In cases where this treatment is not successful, laparoscopy and biopsy of the lesions are necessary for diagnosis. However, emerging new technologies provide new options, in particular the use of serological markers.
Subjects
free text keywords: RG1-991, Review Article, Gynecology and obstetrics, Article Subject
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publication . Article . Review . 2012

Endometriosis in Adolescence

Margherita Dessole; Gian Benedetto Melis; Stefano Angioni;