Ultrasound and Endoscopic Surgery in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

A Combined Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Dirk Timmerman
  • Jan Deprest
  • Tom Bourne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Menorrhagia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Karen Jermy, Tom Bourne
      Pages 3-8
    3. Rudi Campo, Yves Van Belle
      Pages 9-16
    4. Sjoerd de Blok
      Pages 17-21
    5. Marie Ellström
      Pages 33-38
    6. Michel R. Cosson, Rechad Rajabally, Denis Querleu, Gilles Crépin
      Pages 39-45
    7. Jean-Bernard Dubuisson, Arnaud Fauconnier, Charles Chapron
      Pages 46-52
  3. The Postmenopausal Endometrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-54
    2. Thierry Van den Bosch, Axel Vandendael
      Pages 62-66
    3. Enrico Ferrazzi, Umberto Omodei, Cristina Ruggeri, Giuseppe Perugino
      Pages 67-70
  4. Endometrial Malignancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-80
    2. Gerardo Zanetta
      Pages 81-86
    3. Jan Decloedt, Ignace Vergote
      Pages 87-90
  5. Urogynaecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-92
    2. Abdul H. Sultan
      Pages 93-98
    3. Arnaud Wattiez, Reinaldo Goldchmit, Stephen Chew, Michel Canis, Gérard Mage, Jean-Luc Pouly et al.
      Pages 99-104
    4. Jonathan-David Broome, Thierry G. Vancaillie
      Pages 105-109
    5. Dirk De Ridder, Jan Deprest
      Pages 110-115
    6. Thomas L. Lyons, Ted T. M. Lee, Wendy K. Winer
      Pages 116-121
    7. Jan Deprest, Hans Brölmann, Dirk De Ridder, Michel Degueldre, Jean Vandromme, Pino G. Cusumano
      Pages 122-131
    8. Peter von Theobald
      Pages 132-138
  6. Ovarian Masses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-140
    2. Seth Granberg, Erling Ekerhovd, Dirk Timmerman, Tom Bourne
      Pages 141-152
    3. Lil Valentin
      Pages 153-164
    4. Anil Tailor
      Pages 165-173
    5. Michel Canis, Arnaud Wattiez, Revaz Botchorishvili, Patrice Mille, Marie-Claude Anton, Hubert Manhes et al.
      Pages 174-183
    6. Jan Decloedt, Ignace Vergote
      Pages 184-186
  7. Endometriosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-188
    2. Dirk Timmerman, Jan Deprest, Emeka Okaro, Tom Bourne
      Pages 189-195
    3. Ivo Brosens, Rudi Campo, Stephan Gordts
      Pages 196-203
    4. Philippe R. Koninckx
      Pages 204-215
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 216-217
  8. Disorders of Ovarian Function and Subfertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-220
    2. Asma Khalid, Tom Bourne
      Pages 221-226
    3. Jacques Donnez, Pascale Jadoul, Michelle Nisolle, Jean Squifflet
      Pages 244-251
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 252-252
  9. Early Pregnancy Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-254
    2. Steven R. Goldstein
      Pages 255-262
    3. George Condous, Emeka Okaro, Tom Bourne
      Pages 263-268
    4. Petra J. Hajenius, Ben-Willem J. Mol, Wim M. Ankum, Fulco Van der Veen
      Pages 278-291
    5. Hervé Fernandez
      Pages 292-297
  10. Early Prenatal Diagnosis and Obstetric Endoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-300

About this book


This is a unique book in that it brings together the two key investigative techniques in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, namely ultrasound and endoscopy. So often in the past they were regarded by their exponents as rival techniques but it is now recognised that they are complementary to each other. Consequently future trainees in endoscopy should become efficient in transvaginal sonography and vice versa. Ultrasound can be used to study the morphology of the pelvic organs such as the endometrium, myometrium and ovaries, and being non-invasive, safe and convenient can be repeated as often as is deemed necessary to monitor changes over time; for example in the investigation of the infertile woman the development of the dominant follicle, the maturation of the endometrium and the formation of the corpus luteum can be documented throughout the menstrual cycle while growth of ovarian cysts can be precisely measured to determine the need for surgery. A seldom-mentioned strength of the ultrasound examination is its interactive quality, for example by performing abdominal palpation during the scan, the mobility of the uterus and ovaries can be assessed. Also the images as they appear can be shown to the patient to aid understanding. Ultrasound can also determine function and the use of Doppler has been used for example to access endometrial receptivity, follicular maturity and the likelihood of malignancy in the endometrium or ovary.


Hysterectomy Laparoscopy Minimal Invasive Surgery Obstetrics & Gynaecology Surgery Vaginal Ultrasound classification diagnosis endoscopy infertility sonography ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Dirk Timmerman
    • 1
  • Jan Deprest
    • 1
  • Tom Bourne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyU. Z. Gasthuisberg, University Hospitals K.U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySt George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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