Encyclopaedia of Extrapelvic Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease traditionally associated with the female reproductive system.  Over the course of many decades, the scientific community has published an expanding quantity of literature that has identified endometriosis lesions present in every single body system.  There are eleven (11) major systems.  These systems are:

  • Cardiovascular/Circulatory
  • Cutaneous (Integumentary/Skin)
  • Digestive
  • Urinary/Excretory
  • Lymphatic
  • Respiratory/Pulmonary
  • Reproductive
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
  • Neurological (Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems)
  • Endocrine

(Note:  The Sensory Organs: Auditory/Gustatory/Olfactory/Visual Systems and their pathways are not included (with exception to nasal tissue (Olfactory) and lacrimal glands (Visual accessory tissues, speculated, not confirmed endometriosis present).)


Two pages are dedicated to identification of characteristics which are not well acknowledged.

  • The ‘ABCs of EPD’ acknowledges body-wide locations disease has been identified in. It also expands on the numerous theories of where and how this disease begins.
  • ‘Beyond Primates, Rabbits and Mice’ is dedicated to realization that other species have been documented with endometriosis outside of animals that have historically been identified and investigated/utilized to study the disease.  It must be noted however, that disease is ‘induced’ among Mice and Rabbits without documentation of naturally existing disease.

Originally Published: August 8th, 2018

Last Updated: January 5th, 2023