A1 Journal article – refereed
[Pathogenesis of endometriosis].

List of Authors: Huhtinen K, Perheentupa A, Poutanen M, Heikinheimo O
Publication year: 2011
Journal: Duodecim
Journal name in source: Duodecim; laaketieteellinen aikakauskirja
Journal acronym: Duodecim
Volume number: 127
Issue number: 17
ISSN: 0012-7183

Of women of reproductive age, 6 to 10% are estimated to be affected by endometriosis. Growth of tissue resembling the uterine mucosa outside the uterine cavity often causes severe menstrual pain, chronic pelvic pain and infertility for the patients. No permanent cure is known for endometriosis, and in fact it often recurs. There are several theories of the pathogenetic mechanisms of the disease, and it is possible that different types of foci may originate in various ways.

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