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Adolescent endometriosis

Templeman, Claire

Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: October 2012 - Volume 24 - Issue 5 - p 288–292
doi: 10.1097/GCO.0b013e3283577e87
ADOLESCENT AND PEDIATRIC GYNECOLOGY: Edited by Paula J. Adams Hillard
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Purpose of review This review will address the recent literature regarding adolescent endometriosis.

Recent findings An increasing body of literature suggests that there are symptoms of endometriosis present in adolescents. In addition, those teens with a history of dysmenorrhea severe enough to disrupt quality of life are more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis.

Summary The issues of endometriosis progression and early diagnosis remain key issues for the adolescent.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angles, California, USA

Correspondence to Claire Templeman, MD, Assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1500 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. Tel: +1 323 442 9589; fax: +1 323 442 8528; e-mail: templeman_c@med.usc.edu

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.