New evidence in endometriosis

Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2015 Mar:60:19-22. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2014.12.019. Epub 2015 Jan 9.


Endometriosis is a recurrent and benign gynecological disorder characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the cavity of the uterus. It is one of the most common diseases in the gynecological field, affecting about 10% of the female population in reproductive age. Despite this, its pathogenesis is still unacknowledged, there is a lack of early diagnostic markers and current therapies are only symptomatic. Considering the relevant health problems caused by endometriosis, all new information on this disease may have important clinical implications. The aim of this article is to summarize the latest advances in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of endometriosis that have recently been proposed by our research group. The possible clinical implications of these findings will be discussed.

Keywords: AMH; Diagnosis; Endometriosis; Pathogenesis; Therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endometriosis / diagnosis*
  • Endometriosis / metabolism
  • Endometriosis / pathology
  • Endometriosis / surgery
  • Endometrium / metabolism
  • Endometrium / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans