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Rev Med Suisse. 2009 Oct 21;5(222):2085-6, 2088-90.

[Endometriosis: review of the literature and clinical management].

[Article in French]

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Département de gynécologie et d'obstétrique, HUG, Geneva.


Despite numerous studies, endometriosis remains unclear concerning the etiopathogenesis, the natural history and optimal treatment. It occurs preferentially in young women and may be associated with a series of painful symptoms very disabling, together with infertility and significant psychological problems. Because of the multiple consultations, operations and disability it can cause, endometriosis takes an increasing part in health costs. Delays between onset and diagnosis are still long, and it is important to diagnose as early as possible to stop this disease so as to maintain or restore fertility and quality of life for patients. That is why a careful listening and clinical examination with appropriate investigations will improve our global care.

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