Malignant transformation of endometriosis and its clinical significance

We have an opportunity as clinicians to identify patients with endometriosis that have the potential for malignant transformation. Future efforts should be focused on developing effective and noninvasive screening tools to identify these patients and possible nonsurgical treatment options, such as long-term tolerable suppressive medical therapy.

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Farr R. Nezhat, M.D., Radu Apostol, D.O., Mohamad Mahmoud, M.D., Manal El Daouk, M.D.

Volume 102, Issue 2, Pages 342–344

Abstract

We have an opportunity as clinicians to identify patients with endometriosis that have the potential for malignant transformation. Future efforts should be focused on developing effective and noninvasive screening tools to identify these patients and possible nonsurgical treatment options, such as long-term tolerable suppressive medical therapy.

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