The distinguishing cellular and molecular features of the endometriotic ovarian cyst: from pathophysiology to the potential endometrioma-mediated damage to the ovary.

@article{Snchez2014TheDC,
  title={The distinguishing cellular and molecular features of the endometriotic ovarian cyst: from pathophysiology to the potential endometrioma-mediated damage to the ovary.},
  author={Ana Maria S{\'a}nchez and Paola Vigan{\'o} and Edgardo Somigliana and Paola Panina-Bordignon and Paolo Vercellini and Massimo Candiani},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={217-30}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical data suggest that the presence of an ovarian endometrioma may cause per se damage to the surrounding otherwise healthy ovarian tissue. However, the basic research has so far done a limited job in trying to understand the potential detrimental effect of an endometrioma presence in the context of the ovarian physiology. We have reviewed the literature with the aim of characterizing the pathophysiology of the endometrioma focusing mostly on factors and mechanisms potentially… CONTINUE READING
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