Levels of circulating angiogenic cells are not altered in women with endometriosis.
STUDY QUESTION: Are levels of circulating angiogenic cells (CACs) affected by the presence of endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Levels of CACs are equivalent in women with and without endometriosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Murine models have suggested a role for CACs in the development of endometriosis, but their levels in humans have not yet been studied. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: Eighty-seven women participated in this study. Recruitment took place from July 2010 to May 2012. PARTICIPANTS/...Expand abstract
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