Superficial endometriosis

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Superficial endometriosis is a lesion with a penetration depth of no more than 5 mm. These lesions are found on the peritoneum, the membrane covering the organs of the abdomen and pelvis. This definition is not necessarily synonymous with mild endometriosis because despite its superficial nature, superficial endometriosis lesions can be responsible for intense pain, adhesions between the organs and infertility in women of childbearing age. These lesions are difficult to see on medical imaging.

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