Long-Term Management of Endometriosis: A case study and review of the literature
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This 2-part series reviews challenges facing clinicians who manage patients who have, or are suspected of having, endometriosis. This monograph focuses on issues of diagnosis and management, with special emphasis on chronic pelvic pain that has been unresponsive to management through generally accepted initial treatment protocols. Central to this discussion is the use of gonadoptropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist agents and the importance of add-back therapy to prevent or alleviate symptoms that occur in a hypoestrogenic state.
Barbara S. Levy, MD,
Women’s Health Center,
Franciscan Health System, Federal Way,
Dr Levy reports that she has no financial relationships to disclose.
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