Acta Scientific PAEDIATRICS (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Mini Review Article Volume 5 Issue 9

Endometrial Aromatase and Effect on Endometrial Implantation in Postmenopausal Patients

Shawky Badawy*

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

*Corresponding Author: Shawky Badawy, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

Received: July 20, 2022; Published: August 12, 2022


Aromatase is an enzyme that converts testosterone to estradiol and androstenedione to estrone. Studies showed that this enzyme is present in endometriosis cells and the eutopic endometrium of these patients [1]. However, aromatase is not present in the normal endometrium. It is suggested that aromatase in the endometrium helps the growth and implantation of the endometrium in various locations leading to the development of endometriosis [2]. Biopsies taken from endometrium of patients that have no endometriosis, did not show any aromatase. This can be used as a test to check if patients have endometriosis.


Keywords: Endometrial; Aromatase; Implantation; Postmenopausal


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Citation: Shawky Badawy. “Endometrial Aromatase and Effect on Endometrial Implantation in Postmenopausal Patients". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.9 (2022): 13-14.


Copyright: © 2022 Shawky Badawy. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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