Medical Therapy in Pelvic Endometriosis (การรักษาด้วยยาในภาวะเยื่อบุโพรงมดลูกเจริญผิดที่ในอุ้งเชิงกราน)

Authors

  • Tanitra Tantitamit
  • Maethaphan Kitporntheranunt

Keywords:

Pelvic endometriosis, management, medical therapy

Abstract

Pelvic endometriosis is a frequently encountered gynecologic disorder in female patients. It is the leading cause of pelvic pain and infertility. Pelvic endometriosis is classified into 3 groups according to its gross pathology as follow, pelvic peritoneal endometriosis, ovarian endometrioma and rectovaginal nodule. Differential diagnosis from other diseases can be performed by laboratory studies, imaging studies and laparoscopy. The treatments of this condition compose of medical and surgical treatment. At present, various medical therapies are available. However, the mainstay for long term treatment is hormonal suppression agents. The current medical management of pelvic endometriosis is reviewed in this article.

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Author Biographies

Tanitra Tantitamit

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University

Maethaphan Kitporntheranunt

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University

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Review Article (บทความวิชาการ)