Ep38: Understanding the Types of Endometriosis

Updated 1/2024. There are generally 3 accepted forms of endometriosis: Superficial, Ovarian Endometrioma (OME), and Deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). We break down information on each type. It’s important to know that each of these can cause pain and symptoms, and each deserve expert care.

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Endometriomas – intro and links on my website.

Endopaedia.info – Cystic Ovarian Endometrioma – Links to two articles on the topic.

Isolated Ovarian Endometrioma: A History Between Myth and Reality – Caterina Exacoustos, MD, PhD, Giovanna De Felice, MD, Alessandra Pizzo, MD, Gabriele Centini, MD, Emilio Piccione, MD, Errico Zupi, MD. January 15, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2017.12.026

–Koninckx PR, Oosterlynck D, D’Hooghe T, Meuleman C. Deeply infiltrating endometriosis is a disease whereas mild endometriosis could be considered a non-disease. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1994 Sep 30;734:333-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1994.tb21763.x. PMID: 7978935.

Ovarian Endometriosis – Article on Center for Endometriosis website.

–Donnez J, Nisolle M, Smoes P, Gillet N, Beguin S, Casanas-Roux F. Peritoneal endometriosis and “endometriotic” nodules of the rectovaginal septum are two different entities. Fertil Steril. 1996 Sep;66(3):362-8. PMID: 8751730.

What if deep endometriotic nodules and uterine adenomyosis were actually two forms of the same disease? – Jacques Donnez, M.D., Ph.D., Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, M.D., Ph.D., Latifa Fellah, MD. February 02, 2019 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2018.12.018