Endometriosis update

Published:January 18, 2018DOI:


      Endometriosis is a common, chronic condition that affects women of childbearing age. It can significantly impact a woman's quality of life, her fertility and ability to work. Awareness of the condition is increasing amongst the general population, with drives to improve the services available to women. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recently published guidance for clinicians and it is clear that a thorough understanding of the condition is important in being able to provide appropriate, individualised care to patients. This review provides a background on key aspects of endometriosis, including imaging and surgical management, as well as discussions on the impact of endometriomas on fertility and scar endometriosis.


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