Endometriosis: current and future medical therapies.

  title={Endometriosis: current and future medical therapies.},
  author={Paolo Vercellini and Edgardo Somigliana and Paola Vigan{\'o} and Annalisa Abbiati and Raffaella Daguati and Pier Giorgio Crosignani},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={22 2},
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that responds to steroidal manipulation. Creation of a steady hormonal environment with inhibition of ovulation temporarily suppresses the ectopic implants and reduces the inflammatory status as well as the associated pain symptoms. Pharmacological management of endometriosis must be set within the framework of long-term therapeutic strategies. As the available drugs are not curative, treatments will need to be administered for years or until… CONTINUE READING