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Do I Need Assisted Reproduction to Become Pregnant After Endometriosis Surgery?

Do I Need Assisted Reproduction to Become Pregnant After Endometriosis Surgery? By Özge Özkaya

Researchers from Argentina developed a decision tree that can help identify patients who might need assisted reproduction techniques to become pregnant following endometriosis surgery.  This way, the time between surgery and pregnancy could be minimized and the overall outcome may…

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Ultrasonographic findings and the clinical symptoms of pelvic endometriosis

Ultrasonographic findings and the clinical symptoms of pelvic endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Imaging techniques achieve the clinical diagnosis of endometriosis, which affects 10-15% of all women of reproductive age. Suspected patients with clinical history and symptoms need a systemic examination of the uterus, ovaries, adnexa, and peritoneal covering the rectouterine, retrocervical, and…

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Ovarian endometriomas revisited

Ovarian endometriomas revisited By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Farr R. Nezhat and his world-renowned team have published their narrative review on ovarian endometrioma in a recent issue of the Obstetrics and Gynecology. Endometriotic cysts (endometriomas) of the ovaries range from small (1–3 cm) to large (20 cm or…

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Programmed Cell Death 1 Ligand Expression and Endometrioma Recurrence

Programmed Cell Death 1 Ligand Expression and Endometrioma Recurrence By Hale Goksever Celik

Although there are several medical and surgical management options, endometriosis is highly prone to recurrence. A possible predictor of recurrence would be the quality of life for women with endometriosis. On the other hand, endometriosis is an immunological disease, there…

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The location of adenomyosis, and recurrent abortion

The location of adenomyosis, and recurrent abortion By Selma Oransay

ESHRE defines repeated pregnancy loss (RPL) as the loss of pregnancies with two or more weeks of gestation. Adenomyosis is the presence of ectopic endometrium, in the myometrium. High-resolution transvaginal ultrasound and sonographic criteria can help to diagnose the disease…

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Key Aspects of Ureterolysis in deep endometriosis surgery

Key Aspects of Ureterolysis in deep endometriosis surgery By Selma Oransay

Deep endometriosis surgery needs talented surgeons to preserve and protect vital structures during the excision of endometriotic lesions. The technique for ureterolysis is essential to mitigate the risk of ureteral injuries and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Chatroux and Dr. Einarsson…

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Can a Virtual Stress Reduction Program Help Improve my Quality of Life?

Can a Virtual Stress Reduction Program Help Improve my Quality of Life? By Özge Özkaya

A virtual mindfulness-based stress reduction program may improve the quality of life of patients with endometriosis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.  The authors of the study reported that the program was…

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MRI Improves Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis Diagnosis

MRI Improves Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis Diagnosis By Özge Özkaya

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with susceptibility-weighted imaging sequence is the best method of non-invasively diagnosing endometriosis, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine. However, the authors noted, “Laparoscopy is still the gold standard of…

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Study Sheds Light on the Molecular Mechanism of Endometriosis Lesion Formation

Study Sheds Light on the Molecular Mechanism of Endometriosis Lesion Formation By Özge Özkaya

The production of a protein called Nucleotide-binding Oligomerization Domain 1 (NOD1) in ectopic mesenchymal stem cells may be associated with the formation of ectopic endometrial lesions, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Stem Cells. This…

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Early use of hormonal contraceptives and the probability of endometriosis diagnosis later in life

 Early use of hormonal contraceptives and the probability of endometriosis diagnosis later in life By Selma Oransay

Hormonal contraceptives are the first-line medical treatment of endometriosis. If an adolescent has chronic pelvic pain and is an "unresponder" to hormonal therapy, the likelihood of having an "endometriosis diagnosis" is higher. This sign should warn clinicians about endometriosis diagnosis…

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