Age-related evolution in color appearance of endometriosis

Fertil Steril. 1987 Dec;48(6):1062-3.


Endometriosis presents a large variety of color manifestations, most nonblack, and many easily missed unless meticulous inspection is used to identify small or nonhemorrhagic lesions. An evolution in appearance with age may occur, with resultant spurious effects on conclusions regarding the natural history of the disease. This study confirms and expands the concept of nonhemorrhagic appearances presented by Jansen and Russell.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aging*
  • Endometriosis / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pigmentation