Ep38: Understanding The Types of Endometriosis

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

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