Deep Pelvic Endometriosis

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Paola De Nardi
  • Stefano Ferrari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. P. De Nardi, S. Ferrari
    Pages 1-16
  3. P. De Nardi, S. Ferrari
    Pages 17-45
  4. P. De Nardi, S. Ferrari
    Pages 47-78

About this book

Introduction

Deep pelvic endometriosis is one of the most severe expressions of a disease that may involve all the pelvic organs – bladder, ureters, rectosigmoid colon – causing debilitating symptoms and leading to impaired quality of life in young women.
The chapters cover both diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this disease. The central role of diagnostic imaging in surgical decision making is highlighted, as well as the difficulties involved in careful planning of surgical treatment, and special attention is paid to minimally invasive techniques.
The paramount importance of a multidisciplinary team, involving the expertise of radiologists, gastroenterologists, and psychologists, as well as the skills of the gynecologist, urologist, and colorectal surgeon is underlined throughout the text.

Keywords

MRI dysmenorrhea fertility laparoscopy pain peritoneum quality of life r-ASF resection ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Paola De Nardi
    • 1
  • Stefano Ferrari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySan Raffaele Scientific InstituteMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySan Raffaele Scientific InstituteMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1866-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1865-5
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1866-2
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