PR MICHEL CANIS, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PR MICHEL CANIS, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Endometriosis. Laparoscopic image of endometriotic lesions (red) affecting the fallopian tube of a 41-year-old female patient on the scar (white-ish centre) left after tubal ligation (tubectomy) sterilisation surgery. Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) appear and flourish outside the uterine cavity, most commonly on the membrane which lines the abdominal cavity, the peritoneum. Symptoms of endometriosis are pain and infertility.
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