Classification of endometriosis

Mark A. Damario, John A. Rock

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Abstract

Classification systems for endometriosis continue to evolve. Past systems have been modeled primarily after those in use for grading malignant disease. Unfortunately, classification methods that attempted to quantitate the severity of disease have suffered from only modest predictability in determining outcome. The 1985 revised American Fertility Society classification system is limited by scoring arbitrariness, potential for observational error, limited reproductivity, failure to consider lesion morphologic type and a particularly poor correlation with pelvic pain. These shortcomings are being presently addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-244
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Reproductive Endocrinology
Volume15
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 3 1997

Keywords

  • Classification
  • Endometriosis
  • Pathophysiology
  • Staging

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