Ectopic growth of endometrium depends on its structural integrity and proteolytic activity in the cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) model of endometriosis.

OBJECTIVE To identify factors influencing the development of endometrial autografts in a monkey model of endometriosis. DESIGN Prospective, comparative study. SETTING Animal research unit. SUBJECTS Thirty regularly cycling cynomolgus monkeys in three groups of 10 each. INTERVENTIONS Endometrium was minced and spilled into the cul-de-sac in group 1… CONTINUE READING