Article Abstract

Looking for an effective and non-invasive diagnostic test for endometriosis: where are we?

Authors: Pietro G. Signorile, Alfonso Baldi


Endometriosis is a very frequent estrogen-dependent gynecological disease, that affects up to 10% of all reproductive-aged women. The hallmark of endometriosis is the pathological growth of ectopic endometrial-like tissue outside of the uterine cavity (1). The prevalence, dramatically rises to 30–50% in women with chronic pelvic pain and infertility (2).