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The aim of this study is to review the current literature associating endometriosis with iron and to discuss the potential causes and consequences of iron overload in the pelvic cavity. Indeed, iron is essential for all living organisms. However, excess iron can result in toxicity and is associated with pathological disorders. In endometriosis patients,(More)
BACKGROUND Aromatase has been reported to be involved in estrogen biosynthesis and expressed in eutopic and ectopic endometrium of endometriosis patients. The objective of the present study was to investigate its expression and localization in three distinct types of endometriosis. METHODS Human peritoneal, ovarian and rectovaginal endometriotic lesions(More)
BACKGROUND Increased peritoneal eicosanoid concentrations have been reported in endometriosis patients and might be important in disease-associated pain and inflammation. Here, we evaluated the expression of key biosynthetic and catabolic enzymes involved in this abnormal eicosanoid production in peritoneal macrophages and endometriotic lesions. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Steroid sulfatase (STS) is involved in estrogen biosynthesis and expressed in eutopic and ectopic endometrium of disease-free and endometriosis patients. The present study was designed to investigate its role in endometriosis development. METHODS Human endometrial explants were cultured on inserts for 24 h to assess the effectiveness of an STS(More)
We report a case of ovarian malignant intermediate-type trophoblastic tumor in a clinically normal, nonpregnant 4-year-old rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). A large solid lobulated mass replaced the right ovary and filled the pelvis. Multiple metastases were observed within the lungs and the liver. The tumor was histologically identified as predominantly(More)
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