'Waiting for Godot': a commonsense approach to the medical treatment of endometriosis.

@article{Vercellini2011WaitingFG,
  title={'Waiting for Godot': a commonsense approach to the medical treatment of endometriosis.},
  author={Paolo Vercellini and Pier Giorgio Crosignani and Edgardo Somigliana and Paola Vigan{\'o} and Maria Pina Frattaruolo and Luigi Fedele},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={3-13}
}
Conservative surgical treatment for symptomatic endometriosis is frequently associated with only partial relief of pelvic pain or its recurrence. Therefore, medical therapy constitutes an important alternative or complement to surgery. However, no available compound is cytoreductive, and suppression instead of elimination of implants is the only realistic objective of pharmacological intervention. Because this implies prolonged periods of treatments, only medications with a favourable safety… CONTINUE READING