Endometriosis of the Nervous System
A little bit of anatomy:
The Nervous System is subdivided into the Central and Peripheral systems. The Central Nervous System is comprised of the Brain, Brainstem, Cerebellum and Spinal Cord. The Peripheral Nervous System is comprised of the neural structures that original from the Brainstem and Spinal Cord forming Cranial Nerves and Spinal Nerves. These Spinal Nerves mix with Spinal Nerves to create Peripheral Nerves. Most Peripheral Nerves have become mixed spinal nerve levels through the Brachial Plexus (upper extremity and shoulder/scapula muscles) and Lumbar and Sacral Plexus (hip, buttocks and lower extremity).
A small number of case reports of endometriosis lesions identified within the human Brain, Brainstem, Cerebellum and its coverings (meninges) have been published. For details of these Central Nervous System cases please go to Headaches, Hormones and Endometriosis.
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