Topical Collection "Diagnosis of Endometriosis: Biomarkers and Clinical Methods"
Interests: women’s health; minimally invasive procedures; up-to-date management; gynecology; reproductive health; surgery
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Medicina: Treatments and Clinical Management of Menopausal Symptoms: Current Approaches and Future Perspectives
Special Issue in Diagnostics: Diagnosis of Endometriosis: Biomarkers and Clinical Methods
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular and Cellular Advances in Endometriosis Research
Special Issue in Journal of Clinical Medicine: New Frontiers and Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis and Endometriosis Associated Infertility
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Biology of Human Fertility
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Endometrial Cancer in Reproductive Age: Fertility-Sparing Approach and Obstetric Outcomes
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular and Cellular Advances in Endometriosis Research 2.0
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Ovarian Disorders: From Molecular Basis to Therapeutic Advances
Special Issue in Journal of Clinical Medicine: Current Trends in Hysterectomy
Special Issue in Journal of Personalized Medicine: Effects of COVID-19 on Pregnancy
Special Issue in Diagnostics: Diagnostics and Management of Endometriosis
Special Issue in Journal of Clinical Medicine: Reproductive Surgery: Current Trends and Future Perspectives
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Biology of Human Fertility 2.0
Special Issue in Medicina: New Advances in Gynecological Surgery: Part II
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular and Cellular Advances in Endometriosis Research 3.0
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial-like endometrial cells, glands, and stroma outside the uterus, causing a wide range of symptoms and signs, including acute and chronic pelvic pain and infertility. Endometriosis affects approximately 10% of women in reproductive age, and up to 50% of infertile women. The etiopathogenesis of endometriosis still remains controversial: immune, hormonal, genetic, and epigenetic factors may be all involved, and several theories have been proposed to explain it.
One of the main problems for the management of endometriosis is the significant diagnostic delay: to date, several biomarkers are currently being tested in order to provide a reliable non-invasive diagnosis in case of symptoms and signs suspicious for endometriosis.
In addition, ultrasound techniques and magnetic resonance imaging are evolving rapidly, allowing for better accuracy, even with the use of artificial intelligence. Finally, new potential histological makers are helping to correlate the occurrence of endometriosis in different anatomical landmarks, supporting specific pathways to clarify the etiology of the disease.
This Topical Collection will publish reviews and original research about the diagnostics of endometriosis: in particular, we welcome articles about molecular, cellular and histological biomarkers; imaging techniques, including ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, and new invasive (surgical) techniques.
Dr. Antonio Simone Laganà
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- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Invasive diagnosis
- Diagnosis of Endometriosis: Biomarkers and Clinical Methods in Diagnostics (10 articles)