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This superbly and comprehensively illustrated Atlas offers an invaluable academic device for trainees and common ObGyns who will not be updated with contemporary learn within the . The publication is a completely revised 3rd version summarizing advances within the analysis and administration of the affliction. rather multiplied for this variation are sections on ultrasound and MRI imaging, and non-surgical interventions. New for this version are aseries of case-histories that extend on issues into consideration and raise the pedagogic price. For the 1st time, illustrations might be totally built-in with the textual content. as with any Atlases, the visible strategy isvalued via many purchasers as a brief and noteworthy approach to assimilating crucial details on a subject matter or sickness.

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Women with endometriosis tend to have higher serum levels than do normal women1. Further studies have shown that, whilst a significant proportion of women with moderate and severe endometriosis have elevated levels, women with mild and minimal stages of the disease have levels within the normal range. Thus, the specificity when using serum CA 125 as a screening test for the presence of endometriosis is poor2. 2 Right ovarian endometrioma CA 125 is not specific for endometriosis. It may be raised where there is ‘irritation’ of the peritoneal, pleural or pericardial peritoneum.

Repression of endometriosis following shorter treatment with or lower dose of danazol. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1984; 123 (Suppl): 51–8. 9. Jansen RP, Russell P. Nonpigmented endometriosis: clinical, laparoscopic and pathologic definition. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1986; 155: 1154–9. 10. Martin DC, Hubert GD, van der Zwaag R, el-Zeky FA. Laparoscopic appearances of peritoneal endometriosis. Fertil Steril 1989; 51: 63–7. 11. Dmowski WP. Visual assessment of peritoneal implants for staging endometriosis: do number and cumulative size of implants reflect the severity of a systemic disease?

The economic burden of intractable gynecological pain. J Obstet Gynecol 1992; 12 (Suppl 2): s54–6. 13. Roddick JW, Conkey G, Jacobs EJ. The hormonal response of endometrium in endometriotic implants and its relationship to symptomatology. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1960; 79: 1173–7. 14. Schulman H, Duvivier R, Blattner P. The uterine contractility index: a research and diagnostic tool in dysmenorrhea. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1983; 145: 1049–58. 15. Liu DTY, Hitchcock A. Endometriosis: its association with retrograde menstruation, dysmenorrhoea and tubal pathology.

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