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Endometriosis Concepts

Endometriosis Concepts (URL), Endometriosis Concepts and Theories (PDF) , and Endometriosis Concepts and Theories (Mobile Summary) are focused on endometriosis history, concepts, theory and education beginning about 1,855 BC. This includes Rokitansky's 1860 histology and Russell's 1899 recognition of non-visualized, intra-ovarian lesions of what Sampson would subsequently (1925) call endometriosis. Sampson also discussed venous dissemination (1918), epithelial metaplasia (1921), implantation from menstruating ovaries (1921), and retrograde menstruation (1927). Ongoing research in endometriosis includes more than 27,300 articles in PubMed (NIH), 362,000 references at scholar.google.com, and 291,000 array- and sequence-based data in the GEO database (NIH). More than 350 references are included in the Endometriosis Concepts and Theories summary. The summary also has introductions to the "tomato effect" and "reversal in evidence-based medicine."

Endometriosis Pictures

Endometriosis picture downloads can be found at Links. Those include the 1988 Endometriosis Slide Set images (revised 2020) and the 1990 Laparoscopic Appearance of Endometriosis Color Atlas (revised 2020) in addition to other publications.

Site Information and Downloads

Site Information and Downloads includes links to the 1988 (revised 2020) and 1991 (revised 2020) Endometriosis Slide Set images, the 1990 Endometriosis Color Atlas (revised 2020), an updated "Endometriosis Concepts and Theories" file, the 1988 article on combined laparoscopic and vaginal excision of deep, retrocervical endometriosis, a 2001 descripton of retrocervical endometriosis, the 2018 genetic/epigenetic theory paper, the 2019 molecular and cell biology review, and additional information.


Links are to information on endometriosis, reproductive endocrinology (REI), infertility, tubal reversal, request for past medical records, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Regional One Health, and related pages.

About Dr. Martin

Dr. Martin is a retired Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and currently a community member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institutional Review Board. His clinical practice in Memphis was gynecology (Ob Gyn) and reproductive endocrinology (REI).

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Updated June 29, 2020