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endometriosis

Monday 15 March 2004

Digital case

- JRC:6314 : pulmonary.

Images

- vesical endometriosis

- Nodule at site of previous Pfannenstiel incision , associated with cyclical pain.

Localization

- genital endometriosis

- pulmonary endometriosis
- subcutaneous endometriosis
- vesical endometriosis
- parietal endometriosis

Predisposition loci

- 10q26

Associations

Endometriosis is most associated with the development of endometrioid adenocarcinoma and clear cell adenocarcinoma.

References

- Survivin, MMP-2, MT1-MMP, and TIMP-2: their impact on survival, implantation, and proliferation of endometriotic tissues. Londero AP, Calcagno A, Grassi T, Marzinotto S, Orsaria M, Beltrami CA, Marchesoni D, Mariuzzi L. Virchows Arch. 2012 Sep 6. PMID: 23011643

- Matarese G, De Placido G, Nikas Y, Alviggi C. Pathogenesis of endometriosis: natural immunity dysfunction or autoimmune disease? Trends Mol Med. 2003 May;9(5):223-8. PMID: 12763528

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