Endometriosis is a common gynecology disease associated with a wide range of gynecological disorders, including infertility, chronic pelvic pain, bowel/bladder symptoms, depression, and even cancer, which nowadays has been considered as a “syndrome”. By definition, endometriosis is diagnosed when the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus visualized at surgery (typically by laparoscopy).
To better understand such heterogeneous disease, extensive studies have investigated endometrial pathology, both eutopic and ectopic, cellular and genetic aspects within the lesion microenvironment, but the etiology of this complex disease remains elusive. Since the onset of symptoms occurs far in advance of the diagnostic surgery, developing clinically useful non-invasive biomarkers for diagnosis is still an unmet need. Although a number of therapeutic strategies, which could be broadly classified as surgical and non-surgical interventions, are promising in alleviating symptoms, the efficacy remains minimal and high rates of recurrence inevitably occurs.
In the special issue of Endometriosis, we aim to provide additional studies and reviews, investigating this “syndrome” from an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective, including but not limited to minimally invasive surgery, analgesia management, reproductive medicine and oncology. If your research within this field could be potentially applied for clinical benefit, we shall be happy to receive your manuscripts for peer-review.
Prof. Dr. Qian Zhong and Dr. Tianjin Yi
Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at https://imr.propub.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 1500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.