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Following are a few citations of interest regarding endometriosis in the literature.  For direct access to abstracts and full texts, follow the link-outs; note that all copyrights are retained by respective sources and authors. Appearance of an article herein does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the Center for Endometriosis Care.  All links for information purposes only. Please note this is not intended to be an exhaustive resource, but rather, a repository of various articles of selected interest. Page will be updated as appropriate. Please visit The National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine‘s searchable database for the most current academic literature.

Male Endometriosis
Fukunaga M. Pathol Res Pract. 2012 Jan 15;208(1):59-61. Epub 2011 Nov 21.
Paratesticular endometriosis in a man with a prolonged hormonal therapy for prostatic carcinoma.
Giannarini G, Scott CA, Moro U, Grossetti B, Pomara G, Selli C. Urology. 2006 Jul;68(1):203.e1-3.
Cystic endometriosis of the epididymis.
Zámečník M, Hoštáková D. Cesk Patol. 2013 Jun;49(3):134-6.
Endometriosis in a mesothelial cyst of tunica vaginalis of the testis. Report of a case.
Pinkert TC, Catlow CE, Straus R. Cancer. 1979 Apr;43(4):1562-7.
Endometriosis of the urinary bladder in a man with prostatic carcinoma.
Martin JD Jr, Hauck AE. Am Surg. 1985 Jul;51(7):426-30.
Endometriosis in the male.
Schrodt GR, Alcorn MO, Ibanez J. J Urol. 1980 Nov;124(5):722-3.
Endometriosis of the male urinary system: a case report.
Beckman EN, Pintado SO, Leonard GL, Sternberg WH. Am J Surg Pathol. 1985 May;9(5):374-9.
Endometriosis of the prostate.
Simsek G, Bulus H, Tas A, Koklu S, Yilmaz SB, Coskun A. Gut Liver. 2012 Apr;6(2):284-5. Epub 2012 Apr 17.
An unusual cause of inguinal hernia in a male patient: endometriosis.

Migraines & Endometriosis

Common Genetic Influences Underlie Comorbidity of Migraine and Endometriosis

Endometriosis is associated with prevalence of comorbid conditions in migraine

Migraine is associated with menorrhagia and endometriosis

Increased frequency of migraine among women with endometriosis

Menstrual-Cycle and Menstruation Disorders in Episodic vs Chronic Migraine: An Exploratory Study

Women with Endometriosis Are More Likely to Suffer from Migraines: A Population-Based Study

Chiropractic spinal manipulative treatment of migraine headache of 40-year duration using Gonstead method: a case study

Migraine in women with chronic pelvic pain with and without endometriosis

Barriers to Timely Diagnosis
Hum Reprod. 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]
Diagnostic delay for endometriosis in Austria and Germany: causes and possible consequences.
Hudelist G, Fritzer N, Thomas A, Niehues C, Oppelt P, Haas D, Tammaa A, Salzer H.

Post Hysterectomy/Post Menopause Endometriosis
Hum Reprod. 2011 Oct;26(10):2709-12. Epub 2011 Aug 10.
Post-menopausal endometriosis with inferior vena cava invasion requiring surgical management.
Flyckt R, Lyden S, Roma A, Falcone T.
Cases J. 2009 Sep 17;2:7195.
Post-hysterectomy vaginal haemorrhage: a case report.
Sidiropoulou Z, Setúbal A, Acosta C, Roberto E.
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 May;27(4):434-7.
Malignant transformation of post-hysterectomy vault endometriotic nodule.
Rachaneni S, Spencer C, Lloyd J, Farthing A.
J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 1994 Aug;1(4, Part 2):S24-5.
The Incidence of Endometriosis in Posthysterectomy Women
Nezhat FR, Admon D, Seidman D, Nezhat CH, Nezhat C.

Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep 14. pii: S0015-0282(12)02127-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.08.039. [Epub ahead of print]
Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study.
Vercellini P, Buggio L, Somigliana E, Barbara G, Viganò P, Fedele L.

Genes, Stem Cells & Epigenetics
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb 15:1-2. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2012-0420.
Is endometriosis ultimately the end result of the interplay between interferon-γ (IFN-γ) and the HOXA10 gene network?
Mormile R, Vittori G.
A polymorphism in a let-7 microRNA binding site of KRAS in women with endometriosis
Olga Grechukhina, Rafaella Petracco, Shota Popkhadze, Efi Massasa, Trupti Paranjape, Elcie Chan, Idhaliz Flores, Joanne B. Weidhaas, Hugh S. Taylor.
Histol Histopathol. 2012 Jan;27(1):23-9.
Stem cells: are they the answer to the puzzling etiology of endometriosis?
Oliveira FR, Dela Cruz C, Del Puerto HL, Vilamil QT, Reis FM, Camargos AF.
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 Jan;285(1):215-21. Epub 2011 May 10.
Epigenetic inactivation of hMLH1 in the malignant transformation of ovarian endometriosis.
Ren F, Wang D, Jiang Y, Ren F.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Jan;116(1):61-3. Epub 2011 Oct 22.
A novel gene-environment interaction involved in endometriosis.
McCarty CA, Berg RL, Welter JD, Kitchner TE, Kemnitz JW.
Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep 12. pii: S0015-0282(12)02055-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.08.003. [Epub ahead of print]
Sorafenib inhibits growth, migration, and angiogenic potential of ectopic endometrial mesenchymal stem cells derived from patients with endometriosis.
Moggio A, Pittatore G, Cassoni P, Marchino GL, Revelli A, Bussolati B.

Novel Therapy
J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Jan 31.
Deer (Cervus elaphus) antler extract suppresses adhesion and migration of endometriotic cells and regulates MMP-2 and MMP-9 expression.
Kim JH, Yang YI, Ahn JH, Lee JG, Lee KT, Choi JH.

Endometriosis & Cancer/Malignancies
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2012 Feb 6.
Molecular links between endometriosis and cancer.
Pollacco J, Sacco K, Portelli M, Schembri-Wismayer P, Calleja-Agius J.
Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Jan;124(1):164-9. Epub 2011 Oct 26.
The association between endometriosis and ovarian cancer: a review of histological, genetic and molecular alterations.
Munksgaard PS, Blaakaer J.
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 Feb;285(2):479-83. Epub 2011 Jun 30.
Clinicopathological characteristics of ovarian carcinomas associated with endometriosis.
Kondi-Pafiti A, Papakonstantinou E, Iavazzo C, Grigoriadis C, Salakos N, Gregoriou O.
Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2012 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma Arising from Endometriosis: A Clinicopathological Study and Literature Review.
Lan C, Huang X, Lin S, Cai M, Liu J.
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 May;27(4):434-7.
Malignant transformation of post-hysterectomy vault endometriotic nodule.
Rachaneni S, Spencer C, Lloyd J, Farthing A.
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 Jan;285(1):229-33. Epub 2011 May 19.
Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the ovary arising in atypical endometriosis: a report of eight cases.
Terada T.
Oncol Lett. 2012 Sep;4(3):375-380. Epub 2012 Jun 22.
Synchronous primary corpus and ovarian cancer: High incidence of endometriosis and thrombosis.
Yamanoi K, Mandai M, Suzuki A, Matsumura N, Baba T, Yoshioka Y, Kosaka K, Konishi I.

Gynecol Endocrinol. 2012 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Growth mechanisms of endometriotic cells in implanted places: a review.
Jiang QY, Wu RJ.
Hum Reprod. 2012 Feb;27(2):394-407. Epub 2011 Dec 6.
Aberrant expression of metastasis-inducing proteins in ectopic and matched eutopic endometrium of women with endometriosis: implications for the pathogenesis of endometriosis.
Hapangama DK, Raju RS, Valentijn AJ, Barraclough D, Hart A, Turner MA, Platt-Higgins A, Barraclough R, Rudland PS.

Endometriosis in Teens & Adolescents

Endometriosis: a Life Cycle Approach
Brosens I, Puttemans P, Benagiano G. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Oct;209(4):307-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.03.009. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

Girl Talk: adolescents & endometriosis

Endometriosis morbidity: CAN it be prevented with early diagnosis and complete excision?
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Feb;25(1):e5-e7. Epub 2011 Nov 3.
Ovarian endometrioma in an 11-year-old girl before menarche: a case study with literature review.
Gogacz M, Sarzyński M, Napierała R, Sierocińska-Sawa J, Semczuk A.

Excisional Treatment
Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):1909-12, 1912.e1. Epub 2011 Mar 21.
Complete laparoscopic excision of endometriosis in teenagers: is postoperative hormonal suppression necessary?
Yeung P Jr, Sinervo K, Winer W, Albee RB Jr.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Aug;24(4):245-52.
Clinical outcome after laparoscopic radical excision of endometriosis and laparoscopic segmental bowel resection.
Meuleman C, Tomassetti C, D’Hooghe TM.
Hum Reprod. 2011 Sep;26(9):2336-43. Epub 2011 Jul 19.
Clinical outcome after CO₂ laser laparoscopic radical excision of endometriosis with colorectal wall invasion combined with laparoscopic segmental bowel resection and reanastomosis.
Meuleman C, Tomassetti C, D’Hoore A, Buyens A, Van Cleynenbreugel B, Fieuws S, Penninckx F, Vergote I, D’Hooghe T.
Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2012 Jul;8(4):427-35.
Effects of surgical excision of endometriosis regarding quality of life and psychological well-being: a review.
Fritzer N, Tammaa A, Salzer H, Hudelist G.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2012 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]
Laparoscopic surgery for severe ureteric endometriosis.
Miranda-Mendoza I, Kovoor E, Nassif J, Ferreira H, Wattiez A.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012 Jun;91(6):692-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2012.01394.x. Epub 2012 Apr 30.
Sexual functioning, quality of life and pelvic pain 12 months after endometriosis surgery including vaginal resection.
Setälä M, Härkki P, Matomäki J, Mäkinen J, Kössi J.
Surg Endosc. 2012 Jul;26(7):2029-45. Epub 2012 Jan 26.
Nerve-sparing laparoscopic eradication of deep endometriosis with segmental rectal and parametrial resection: the Negrar method. A single-center, prospective, clinical trial.
Ceccaroni M, Clarizia R, Bruni F, D’Urso E, Gagliardi ML, Roviglione G, Minelli L, Ruffo G.
Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2011 Nov 6;9:98.
Does laparoscopic management of deep infiltrating endometriosis improve quality of life? A prospective study.
Mabrouk M, Montanari G, Guerrini M, Villa G, Solfrini S, Vicenzi C, Mignemi G, Zannoni L, Frasca C, Di Donato N, Facchini C, Del Forno S, Geraci E, Ferrini G, Raimondo D, Alvisi S, Seracchioli R.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 Sep-Oct;18(5):666-7.
The singer, not the song.
Muzii L, Miller CE.
Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep;98(3):564-71.
Deep endometriosis: definition, diagnosis, and treatment.
Koninckx PR, Ussia A, Adamyan L, Wattiez A, Donnez J.
Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2012 Sep;21(5):355-61.
Effects of laparoscopic radical surgery for deep endometriosis on endometriosis-related pelvic pain.
Hidaka T, Nakashima A, Hashimoto Y, Saito S.
Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep 10. pii: S0015-0282(12)02061-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.08.009. [Epub ahead of print]
Surgical excision of endometriomas and ovarian reserve: a systematic review on serum antimüllerian hormone level modifications.
Somigliana E, Berlanda N, Benaglia L, Viganò P, Vercellini P, Fedele L.
Surg Endosc. 2012 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Nerve-sparing laparoscopic eradication of deep endometriosis with segmental rectal and parametrial resection: the Negrar method. A single-center, prospective, clinical trial.
Ceccaroni M, Clarizia R, Bruni F, D’Urso E, Gagliardi ML, Roviglione G, Minelli L, Ruffo G.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Jan;22(1):66-9. Epub 2011 Dec 13.
Laparoscopic rectal resection of deep infiltrating endometriosis.
Jelenc F, Ribič-Pucelj M, Juvan R, Kobal B, Sinkovec J, Salamun V.
Int Urogynecol J. 2012 Jan;23(1):111-6. Epub 2011 Jul 6.
Prevalence and outcome of urinary retention after laparoscopic surgery for severe endometriosis–does histology provide answers?
Gabriel B, Nassif J, Trompoukis P, Lima AM, Barata S, Lang-Avérous G, Wattiez A.

Sexual Function
J Sex Med. 2012 Feb 9. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02593.x.
What is the Impact on Sexual Function of Laparoscopic Treatment and Subsequent Combined Oral Contraceptive Therapy in Women with Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis?
Mabrouk M, Montanari G, Di Donato N, Del Forno S, Frascà C, Geraci E, Ferrini G, Vicenzi C, Raimondo D, Villa G, Zukerman Z, Alvisi S, Seracchioli R.

Extrapelvic Endometriosis
Respir Care. 2012 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Catamenial Pneumothorax Due to Bilateral Pulmonary Endometriosis.
Fang HY, Jan CI, Chen CK, Chen WT.
Surg Endosc. 2012 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Laparoscopic surgical treatment of diaphragmatic endometriosis: a 7-year single-institution retrospective review.
Ceccaroni M, Roviglione G, Giampaolino P, Clarizia R, Bruni F, Ruffo G, Patrelli TS, De Placido G, Minelli L.
Case Rep Pulmonol. 2012;2012:351305. Epub 2012 Aug 30.
A rare case of hemoptysis: intrapulmonary cavitary lesion appearing as a thoracic endometriosis.
Celik A, Aydın E, Yazıcı U, Agackıran Y, Karaoglanoglu N.

Many additional cases of extrapelvic endometriosis are described herein.

Deeply Infiltrating/Fibrotic Disease
Hum Reprod. 2012 Jan;27(1):265-72. Epub 2011 Oct 24.
Deep infiltrating endometriosis is associated with markedly lower body mass index: a 476 case-control study.
Lafay Pillet MC, Schneider A, Borghese B, Santulli P, Souza C, Streuli I, de Ziegler D, Chapron C.
Gut. 2011 Dec 19.
Increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease in women with endometriosis: a nationwide Danish cohort study.
Jess T, Frisch M, Jørgensen KT, Pedersen BV, Nielsen NM.;jsessionid=C867EC55EF0BD9CDE30A313F6C5ED8F3.d03t01
Diagnosis and treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis: An overview.
Kruse C, Seyer-Hansen M, Forman A.
Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep 14. pii: S0015-0282(12)02127-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.08.039. [Epub ahead of print]
Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study.
Vercellini P, Buggio L, Somigliana E, Barbara G, Viganò P, Fedele L.
Hum Reprod. 2012 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Are digestive symptoms in women presenting with pelvic endometriosis specific to lesion localizations? A preliminary prospective study.
Roman H, Ness J, Suciu N, Bridoux V, Gourcerol G, Leroi AM, Tuech JJ, Ducrotté P, Savoye-Collet C, Savoye G.

Nerve Fibers/Peritoneal Fluid Concentrations
Fertil Steril. 2012 Feb;97(2):373-80. Epub 2011 Dec 10.
Endometriosis-associated nerve fibers, peritoneal fluid cytokine concentrations, and pain in endometriotic lesions from different locations.
McKinnon B, Bersinger NA, Wotzkow C, Mueller MD.
Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2012 Jan 1;4:23-40.
Peritoneal endometriosis is an inflammatory disease.
Lousse JC, Langendonckt AV, Defrere S, Ramos RG, Colette S, Donnez J.
The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Vol. 226 (2012) , No. 2 pp.95-99
Primate Model Research for Endometriosis
Akiyoshi Yamanaka, Fuminori Kimura, Akie Takebayashi, Nobuyuki Kita, Kentaro Takahashi and Takashi Murakami

Hum Reprod. 2012 Jan 16.
Ovarian endometrioma: severe pelvic pain is associated with deeply infiltrating endometriosis.
Chapron C, Santulli P, de Ziegler D, Noel JC, Anaf V, Streuli I, Foulot H, Souza C, Borghese B.
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011 Dec 25. [Epub ahead of print]
Right endometrioma is related with more extensive obliteration of the Douglas pouch.
Ulukus M, Yeniel AO, Ergenoglu AM, Mermer T.
Sensory Innervations/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Brain Behav Immun. 2012 Jan;26(1):132-41. Epub 2011 Aug 25.
Imbalance between sympathetic and sensory innervation in peritoneal endometriosis.
Arnold J, Barcena de Arellano ML, Rüster C, Vercellino GF, Chiantera V, Schneider A, Mechsner S.