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In the diagnosis, evaluation, medical and surgical treatment of endometriosis, it is aimed to determine a basic approach for practical applications by preparing a guideline according to current literature.
Purpose: In the diagnosis, evaluation, medical and surgical treatment of endometriosis, it is aimed to determine a basic approach for practical applications by preparing a guideline according to current literature.
Materials and Methods: Members of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Association and the guideline preparation board consisting of lecturers and physicians who have practical and academic experience on the subject have examined the related literature. It has been tried to finalize the guide by coming together three times in six months.
Results: The guideline format is based on providing the descriptive information in current literature in the context of referrals and afterwards presenting the recommendations of the guideline preparation board and quality of evidence for related questions. GRADE system was used for evidence quality and recommendation.
Conclusion: This guide is prepared to help good clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis The physician gives the final decision on clinical practice. As the guidelines are prepared based on clinical and scientific literature, information may show a change in the course of the literature to be published afterwards.
Key words: Endometriosis; endometrioma; pelvic pain; infertility; diagnosis; treatment; Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Association, guideline; evidence-based