Advanced Topics in Gynecological Ultrasound

Ultrasound and Endometriosis

Friday 23rd November 2012

Malmö, Sweden

Organisers: Prof. Lil Valentin and Mr. Davor Jurkovic


AULA, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skåne University Hospital Malmö
Jan Waldenströms Gata 47
Malmö SE-205 02


Dr. Tom Holland, London, UK

Dr. Gernot Hudelist, Vienna, Austria

Mr. Davor Jurkovic, London, UK

Dr. Stefano Guerriero, Cagliari, Italy

Prof. Lil Valentin, Malmo, Sweden


Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition with adverse effects on women’s health, fertility and quality of life. In the past endometriosis was only detectable at surgery which often caused long delays in reaching the correct diagnosis and initiating appropriate treatment. In recent years ultrasound diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis has undergone a radical transformation. Previously, the only value of ultrasound was detection of relatively large ovarian endometriomas. Now ultrasound examination in not only used to detect the presence of pelvic endometriosis, but also to perform a detailed pre-operative mapping of the disease, assess its severity and evaluate the success of surgical treatment. The ability of correlate women’s symptoms with location and size of endometriotic lesions helps to devise individualised management plans and facilitates the use of non-surgical management options.

The faculty includes some of the most prominent experts in this area who will provide a comprehensive and up to date review of the role of ultrasound in both the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. The meeting is aimed at gynecologists, fertility specialists, radiologists, sonographers and other health professionals who are providing care to women presenting with gynecological complaints.



09.20 - 09.30 Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Lil Valentin

Session I

Aetiology and Imaging Modalities

Chair: Mr. Davor Jurkovic


09.30 - 09.50 Aetiology and epidemiology of endometriosis
Dr. Tom Holland

09.50 - 10.15 The role of MRI in the diagnosis of endometriosis
Dr. Stefano Guerriero

10.15 - 10.40 Reproducibility and accuracy of ultrasound diagnosis of endometriosis
Dr. Tom Holland


10.40 - 10.55 DISCUSSION


10.55 - 11.15 COFFEE

Session II

Ultrasound assessment and staging

Chair: Dr. Stefano Guerriero


11.15 - 11.30 Technique of ultrasound examination in suspected endometriosis

Prof. Lil Valentin


11.30 - 12.15 Live video link – Demonstration of ultrasound examination of women with suspected endometriosis

Dr. Stefano Guerriero, Dr. Davor Jurkovic, Prof. Lil Valentin


12.15 - 12.40 Staging of endometriosis – How useful is it?

Dr. Gernot Hudelist


12.40 - 12.55 DISCUSSION


12.55 - 14.00 LUNCH

Session III

Ultrasound monitoring of treatment

Chair: Prof. Lil Valentin


14.00 - 14.20 Role of ultrasound in conservative treatment of endometriosis

Dr. Davor Jurkovic


14.20 - 14.40 Laparoscopy and ultrasound – Can they ever agree?

Dr. Gernot Hudelist


14.40 - 14.55 Assessment of post-operative patients

Dr. Tom Holland


14.55 - 15.10 DISCUSSION


15.10 - 15.30 TEA

Session IV

Specific sites endometriosis

Chair: Dr. Gernot Hudelist


15.30 - 15.45 Ovarian endometriomas

Prof. Lil Valentin


15.45 - 16.00 Posterior pelvic compartment – Recto-vaginal septum and vagina

Dr. Stefano Guerriero


16.00 - 16.15 Bowel disease

Dr. Gernot Hudelist


16.15 - 16.30 Bladder, ureters and kidneys

Dr. Davor Jurkovic


16.30 - 16.45 Abdominal wall and unusual sites

Dr. Stefano Guerriero


16.45 - 17.00 DISCUSSION



Prof. Lil Valentin