Special Issue "Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 March 2024 | Viewed by 371
Interests: endometriosis; mesenchymal stem cells; minimally invasive surgery; laparoscopy; immunology; pelvic pain syndrome; dyspareunia; gynecological oncology; ovarian cancer; endometrial cancer
Endometriosis is very elusive disease—in many patients, it is misdiagnosed as some other sickness, in some underdiagnosed and left untreated, and in those with proper recognition of the problem, it is often impossible to cure or even tame symptoms. Very much like tuberculosis in the 19th century, endometriosis today is the great impostor who needs unmasking.
The above statement is true especially when referring to deep infiltrating endometriosis, which usually cannot be confirmed until laparoscopy. Current diagnostic methods such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging still need confirmation of their firmness through new research with significant power. Biochemical and genetical markers represent new hope for the early diagnosis of endometriosis; alas, their use is limited both by high costs and low recognition of these methods.
Typical treatment with hormonal blockade is a relief for many patients, but there are thousands who cannot benefit from it due to concomitant diseases or reproduction plans. Enthusiasts of the surgical approach face similar problems. Multiple laparoscopies result in the formation of adhesions, visceral damage, and impaired ovarian reserve and often do not succeed in reducing pain symptoms.
This is why, as the medical society, we still need to pursue new ways of diagnosing and treating this illness. The goal of this Special Issue of Medical Sciences is to present the most recent advances in the field of endometriosis research and share it with the worldwide medical community.
Dr. Filip Dabrowski
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- minimally invasive surgery
- pelvic pain syndrome
- deep infiltrating endometriosis