Endometriosis is a gynaecologic disease with serious implications in women’s health. Currently, its incidence is increasing around the world. Today, there is a growing trend to approach endometriosis with a multidisciplinary team. More and more, centres of expertise are being created in order to provide holistic multidisciplinary care all the while improving scientific research. This book covers every aspect of endometriosis diagnosis and management. It deals with epidemiology and pathogenesis, as well as the classifications of the disease. Current and future diagnostic methods are included. The available medical treatment options are reviewed. Surgical management for endometriosis, endometriomas and pain are discussed. The book reviews the diagnosis and surgical management of deep infiltrating endometriosis, endometrioma, urological endometriosis, and other localisation's of the disease, as thoracic endometriosis. New approaches to manage endometrioma (sclerosis of endometriomas) are described. The diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment of the disease is compiled. The management of recurrences of the disease and its risk factors is discussed. This publication with a special interest in surgical management provides a multidisciplinary vision of the management of endometriosis. It also includes topics on basic science, research, assisted reproductive techniques, and medical treatments. Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture), nutritional, psychological and physical therapy or sexological issues are reviewed. This book can give a global vision of the disease from the point of view of the different specialists involved in the management of the disease.
Table of Contents
Preface; Epidemiology Pathogenesis of Endometriosis; Clinical Manifestations & Diagnosis of Endometriosis; Endometriosis: Classification; Medical Treatment of Endometriosis; Overview of Surgical Treatment of Endometriosis; Recurrences Treatment; Power Sources in Surgery; Prevention of Adhesions Formation in Endometriosis; Superficial Peritoneal Endometriosis; Management of Ovarian Endometrioma; Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis: Surgical Treatment of Pain; Endometriosis of the Bladder & Ureter; Intestinal Endometriosis; Lung & Thoracic Endometriosis; Other Distant Endometriosis; Treatment of Pain Associated to Endometriosis; Management of Adenomyosis; Fertility & Endometriosis; Fertility Preservation in Endometriosis; Endometriosis & Cancer; Acupuncture & Other Complementary Therapies in Endometriosis; Quality of Life, Psychological & Nutritional Issues in Endometriosis; Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in Endometriosis; Sexuality in Endometriosis; Future Trends: Research & New Therapies; Multidisciplinary Centres of Endometriosis; Index.