Recurrence of Endometriosis: Risk Factors, Mechanisms and Biomarkers

Gurkan Bozdag
2015 Women's Health  
While the incidence of endometriosis is up to 40-60% in women with severe dysmenorrhea/chronic pelvic pain, patients with subfertility carries a risk up to 20-30%. In symptomatic patients, although medical therapy is preferred in women with endometriosis, surgery might be needed in nonresponders or patients with an endometrioma. Following the surgery, recurrence of the disease and/or symptoms might be still noticed which will progressively increase as times goes by. Nevertheless, some risk
more » ... ess, some risk factors have been identified for the risk of recurrence that decreases the success of the procedure. Those risk factors might be classified as patientdisease related and surgery-associated variables. Herein, we will address about the management of endometriosis regarding the risk factors for relapse, mechanisms of recurrence and potential biomarkers to predict the event.
doi:10.2217/whe.15.56 pmid:26439119 fatcat:dyxlp7c4jzbw3jeas356xnly64