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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011;54(8):399-405.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2011.54.8.399    Published online August 1, 2011.
Guidelines for management of endometriosis.
Miran Kim, Sung Hoon Kim, Jung Ho Shin, Sa Ra Lee, Jung Ryeol Lee, Si Hyun Cho, Young Sik Choi, Byung Seok Lee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea.
6Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dr222@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
Abstract
Endometriosis is an enigmatic disease characterized by development of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus, causing pain and infertility. This guideline will provide evidence based information concerning diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. Constructive dialogue should allow patients to be able to trust the advice given by their practitioner as they will be confident that they have and will be able to use this guideline to inform this decision-making process. This guideline has been developed with the aim of providing guidance on endometriosis. The effectiveness of the various treatments as well as their risks and benefits are discussed in relation to their use in the treatment of endometriosis. We wish the information contained in this guideline will help clinicians reach a reasonable and beneficial decision with the up-to-date information.
Key Words: Diagnosis, Treatment, Endometriosis, Guideline


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