Diagnose endometriosis without surgery, you can!
Belgium - Two research teams, one in Australia and Jordan and one in Belgium and Hungary, are currently developing a rapid test for diagnosis of endometriosis, accurate and avoiding the usual surgery.

Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of cells of the uterine lining outside the uterus. It is a benign disease, but incurable, painful and often causes infertility. It affects 10 to 15% of women of childbearing age. The definitive diagnosis can only be done by laparoscopy, surgical technique, minimally invasive with a low risk of complications.

The team of Australian-Jordanian research has shown that the endometrium had a higher density of nerve fibers in case of endometriosis, and inspiring the creation of a diagnostic tool the least invasive possible.

The other team, Belgian-Hungarian, has analyzed tissue samples from twenty women with this disease. In 90% of them, the researchers found the presence of four nerve fibers distributed in a non-uniform in the mucosa.

With these observations, the researchers were able to determine the efficacy of the combination of three markers to diagnose endometriosis, with a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 100%. This diagnostic technique is the analysis of samples of nervous tissue on the lining of the uterus without surgery.

A validation test of this non-invasive method to take place this fall. However, surgery is inevitable in serious cases of severe endometriosis, when the endometrial cells have colonized other organs and must be removed by laparoscopic or traditional surgery.


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