Article Abstract

Pathophysiology of pain in patients with peritoneal endometriosis

Authors: Simone Ferrero, Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Fabio Barra


Endometriosis is a chronic disease characterized by the presence of hormone-responsive endometriotic glands and stroma outside the uterus that affect at least 4% of reproductive age women (1). It may be asymptomatic, but it frequently causes pain symptoms that negative influence social activities, working efficiencies and sexual life (2,3).