Irem Onur, MD

Dr.Onur is an associate professor of pathology with subspeciality certification in cytopathology in Turkey. She is deeply interested in medical writing and conveying latest scientific information to medical professionals as well as the public.

The role of peritoneal washings in the diagnosis of endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common entity seen in the gynecologic tract and pelvic surfaces. It may be frequently asymptomatic and/or undiagnosed at the time of gynecologic surgery. Pathologists diagnose endometriosis based on the presence of at least two of the following elements: endometrial glands, endometrial stroma, and hemosiderin-laden macrophages. Cantley R.L. et al. from the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA published an article entitled “The role of peritoneal washings in the diagnosis of endometriosis” in Diagnostic Cytopathology. They aimed to examine the characteristics of…

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A clearer picture of "endometriosis after menopause"

Delfin Avendano Tan and Marie Josephine Guanlao Almeria are obstetrician-gynecologists from the Philippines. They recently published a review article titled "Postmenopausal endometriosis: drawing a clearer picture". In this paper, the authors discussed the pathogenesis, risk factors, and management of postmenopausal endometriosis. Women rarely have endometriosis after menopause (<3%). It is probably due to the persistence or recurrence of the premenopausal disease. New development or rising of endometriosis from a metaplastic transformation of peritoneal mesothelial cells into endometrial glandular cells are…

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