publication . Master thesis . 2012

Endometriosis in adolescence

Steenberg, Christine Krohn;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
Abstract
Endometriosis is a chronic disease with endometrial-like tissue located outside the uterus, resulting in inflammation, pelvic pain and infertility. Laparoscopic exploration is the only accurate diagnostic aid for disease recognition, and the time between symptom onset and final diagnosis can be up to 10 years. Endometriosis can already start in adolescence, and in order to make an earlier diagnosis, researchers are beginning to look for an association between specific characteristics, or markers, encountered during adolescence and the later development of the disease. The purpose of this assignment is to examine the disease mechanism and characteristics of ...
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