1st Edition

An Enigma

Edited By

Seema Chopra

ISBN 9781138327962
Published March 16, 2020 by CRC Press
198 Pages 17 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Endometriosis is a complex gynecological disorder with multifactorial etiology. An estrogen-dependent condition, it affects 6% to 10% of women in the general population, and in 35% to 50% of these women often experience pain, and sometimes infertility. Exploring this benign but chronic disease, the book covers the different aspects of endometriosis from basic to advanced levels, including diagnoses, management, treatment modalities, complications, and fertility.


  • Provides an overview of the guidelines, expert opinions, and ethical dilemmas involved with endometriosis.
  • Covers the various complications that these women can experience
  • Presents informative illustrations that complement the text discussion
  • An overview of surgery, hormone therapy, and other options is provided
  • In-depth coverage of novel treatments, including alternative medicine, diet, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications

Table of Contents


  1. Natural history – Basics of endometriosis
  2. Arshi Syal, Seema Chopra

  3. Epidemiology
  4. Pooja Sikka, Rinnie Brar

  5. Etiopathogenesis of endometriosis
  6. Pooja Sikka, Rinnie Brar

  7. Molecular basis and Biomarkers of disease activity
  8. Parikshaa Gupta, Nalini Gupta

  9. Diagnostic evaluation
  10. Neha Aggarwal, Seema Chopra, Arshi Syal

  11. Adolescents and endometriosis
  12. Aashima Arora

  13. Infertility attributed to endometriosis
  14. Shalini Gainder, Neethi Mala Mekala

  15. Medical Management of Endometriosis
  16. Bharti Joshi, Neelam Aggarwal

  17. Surgical Exploration as Primary modality of treatment
  18. Sujata Siwatch, Indu Saroha

  19. Management of Deep, Infiltrative Endometriosis (DIE) causing gynaecological morbidity -Urologist’s perspective
  20. Aditya Prakash Sharma, G.S. Bora

  21. Management of Deep, Infiltrative Endometriosis (DIE ) causing gynaecological morbidity -colorectal surgeon’s perspective
  22. Rajesh Gupta, Aditya Kulkarni

  23. Adenomyosis and Endometriosis
  24. Minakshi Rohilla

  25. Helping a woman afflicted with endometriosis to conceive
  26. Seema Chopra, Shalini Gainder


  27. Alternative medicine for endometriosis -Diet and Nutrition
  28. Nancy Sahni

  29. Novel treatment modalities
  30. Seema Chopra

  31. Long term complications associated with endometriosis
  32. Bharti Joshi

  33. Recurrence of Endometriosis
  34. Rakhi Rai, Seema Chopra

  35. Quality of life affected with Endometriosis – Lifestyle Modification for symptom alleviation
  36. Seema Chopra, Arshi Syal

  37. Literature review: Guidelines for management of Endometriosis
  38. Rashmi Bagga, Japleen Kaur

  39. Hormone therapy after total surgery for endometriosis
  40. Bharti Sharma

  41. Ethical dilemmas in management of endometriosis
  42. Seema Chopra

  43. Conclusion

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Seema Chopra, MBBS, MD, is a consultant (Additional Professor) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.