This episode is the first one in our new mini series called “The Endofiles”. The goal is to better understand the disease that we are living with! There are generally 3 accepted forms of endometriosis: Superficial, Ovarian Endometrioma (OME), and Deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). We break down information on each type, as well as the 3 subtypes of DIE. Knowing more about the type of endo that you have can help you understand your treatment options, your post-op report, and feel more empowered in general about endo! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com
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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