[Frontiers in Bioscience 2, e48-52, August 1, 1997]
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ENDOMETRIOSIS: A REVIEW OF ITS PATHOGENESIS

Paul J.Q. van der Linden

Deventer Ziekenhuis, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, P.O. Box 5001, 7400 GC Deventer, The Netherlands

Received 6/15/97 Accepted 7/29/97

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Main concepts
3.1 In-situ development
3.2 Induction theory
3.3 Implantation theory
4. Prerequisite processes  for the implantation theory
4.1 Retrograde menstruation
4.2 Adhesion
5. Perspective
6. References
7. Entire manuscript
Keywords:Endometriosis, Pathogenesis, Cell adhesion, Endometrium, In vitro models