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Dan C. Martin, MD
UT Medical Group, Inc.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

UTHSC Academic Office

Daniel Clyde Martin, M.D.
UT Medical Group, Inc.
Infertility and Gynecology
Reproductive Surgery
Germantown Office Building
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Suite 320
Germantown, Tennessee
TN 38138-1733

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Endometriosis

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Introduction

This section covers topics from Recognition of Endometriosis, the Color Atlas of Endometriosis and from more recent publications.  A list of Dr. Martin's other endometriosis publications is in the publications section.  Additional random pictures of endometriosis are at MemFert.com.

A PDF of the Laparoscopic Appearance of Endometriosis - 1990 Color Atlas can de downloaded and saved. 
Many of the pictures in the atlas can be enlarged for closer examination.

 

 

Slides and pictures of endometriosis from the 1988 to 1991 slides sets are at www.MemFert.com

The pages at www.MemFert.com are:

    Laparoscopic Appearance of Endometriosis - 1988 Slide Set

    Laparoscopic Appearance of Endometriosis - 1990 Color Atlas

    Laparoscopic Appearance of Endometriosis - 1991 Lecture Supplement

 

Retrocervical and Rectovaginal Endometriosis

The abstract of the 2001 paper is at Recto-Vaginal Pouch Endometriosis.

The 2004 presentation from the 25th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Endometriosis is at: http://www.danmartinmd.com/osaka.htm

The 2004 AAGL posters are at: http://www.danmartinmd.com/aagl2004.htm

The 2005 9th World Congress Posters and links are at: http://www.danmartinmd.com/endo9-2005.htm

 

Recognition of Endometriosis

Determining the histology of abnormal peritoneum may be more valuable than confirming what is thought to be endometriosis.  Many peritoneal abnormalities that appear non-specific can be endometriosis.  This was published by Dr. David Redwine in 1988.  Bob Albee updated this in Laparoscopic Excision of Lesions Suggestive of Endometriosis or Otherwise Atypical in Appearance: Relationship Between Visual Findings and Final Histologic Diagnosis JMIG 15:3237, 2008.

   

Links to Presentations

Links to presentations are available at Medical Meetings.

 

Nailing Jello to a tree

Endometriosis is a difficult disease to live with and to understand.  Donna Vogel of the National Institute of Health has said that "Studying endometriosis is like nailing Jello to a tree."  This is the way it often seems.

 

History

Endometriosis was described more than 100 years ago and microscopic ovarian endometriosis was recognized by 1899.  Lockyer published the first classification of endometriosis in 1917.   Sampson (Color Atlas) published a extensive series of articles on endometriosis from 1921 to 1940. He described chocolate cysts, blebs, adenomyomatous infiltration in the rectovaginal septum, adherent surfaces, red raspberries, purple raspberries, blueberries, deep infiltration, cancer arising in endometriotic implants and peritoneal pockets.  Sampson originally used earlier theories on the metaplastic origin of endometriosis, but subsequently he postulated retrograde menstruation was the origin of endometriosis.

Colorless, amenorrheic lesions were seen by Fallon in 1950.  Karnaky published an age dependent appearance of endometriosis starting with an initial water blister presentation in 1969.  Semm noted subtle clear lesions detected using meticulous search with magnification and discussed invisible lesions noted only after coagulation in 1987.  e-

 

 

Endometriosis.org is the global platform for news in endometriosis and facilitates collaboration and information sharing between national support groups across the world.

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Dr. Dan Martin was trained in Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Reproductive Surgery in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  His practice and research has focused on endometriosis, infertility, microsurgical tubal reversal and anastomosis techniques.

Dr. Martin's office for infertility, fertility preservation, reproductive surgery, reproductive endocrinology and gynecology is located in Memphis at 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Suite 320, Germantown, TN 38138. Eastern Tennessee is convenient to Arkansas (AR), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), western Kentucky (KY), and southern Illinois (IL).

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