Background and Diagnostic approaches: Origins of endometriosis and disease state. Differential diagnosis of endometriosis. Pelvic ultrasound for Endometriosis. Ultrasound: Alternative approaches. alternative Imaging Techniques – MRI. Alternative Imaging Techniques – CT and X-ray. A surgeon’s perspective on diagnosis. Non-Surgical Approaches: Pain management strategies and alternative therapies. Medical therapies. Infertility. Contemporary Surgical Management Strategies: Peritoneal and uterine disease. Ovarian disease. Colorectal surgery. Urological Involvement. Neuropelvic surgery. Quality Indicators and Training. Guidelines and Quality Indicators in Imaging. Guidelines and Quality Indicators in Surgery. Training and Certification in Imaging. Training and Certification in Surgery. Endometriosis Centres.
This text offers an up-to-date, evidence-based overview of a challenging disease, which affects one in ten women and is often compounded by delayed diagnosis and significant impact on quality of life. The international authors, experts in their fields, propose new paradigms that will demystify the disease, expedite diagnosis, and manage it to the highest professional standard. The book will be of benefit to established practitioners and generalists in the field, as well as those in training; it is rich with illustrations and links to procedural videos.
• Nazar N Amso, MB ChB, FRCOG, FHEA, PhD (London University), is Emeritus Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Former Head of the Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University; Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon, Spire Cardiff Hospital, Cardiff, UK; and CEO, Advanced Medical Simulation Online. He trained at the College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Iraq, and completed his obstetrics and gynaecology specialty training in the UK. He obtained his PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology from London University and has published widely in reproductive medicine and ultrasound, in which he developed a special interest. He was the Director of the ultrasound Masters’ programme at Cardiff University and is the CEO of Advanced Medical Simulation Online, an enterprise offering innovative solutions in remote skills training and distance-learning medical education and healthcare delivery. He is still active in clinical practice and continues with his contribution to global education.
• Saikat Banerjee, BSc, MB BS, FRCOG, DFFP, MSc is Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals; Co-Director for CEES-u (Cambridge Endometriosis and Endoscopic Surgery Unit), Cambridge, UK; and former Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey. He trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, University of London. He is a recognized expert in Endometriosis with a long-standing interest in both imaging and endoscopic surgery: in imaging he has a BSc in Radiological Sciences, with a research interest in ultrasound while a Lecturer at King’s College London; in Endoscopic Surgery he is a recognised expert, taking on training and research while a Senior Lecturer at University of Surrey and involved in their Master’s program in Endoscopic Surgery. He has been a long-standing board member of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.