Endometriosis is the occurrence of the uterine lining outside the uterus. It affects at least 15% of sexually mature women and is often associated with childlessness. The main symptoms are pain before and during a period, as well as during sex. The symptoms may also be absent or the strength of the symptoms may not always correlate with the extent of the foci. Sterility may be a very significant issue. Endometriosis can be treated well with hormones, sometimes in combination with surgery. An exact endoscopic or fine tissue diagnosis is essential for therapeutic success.
Treatman / Therapy
- Medical history, menstrual diary, desire to have children?
- Pain and fertility assessment
- Gynaecological exam
- Functional diagnostics (ultrasound, laparoscopy with tissue samples, possibly with endoscopic and further sterility diagnostics)
- Hormone therapy, primary and/or postoperative
- Pain therapy
- Further sterility treatment
Operative therapy - Endoscopic and abdominal procedures
- Excision, coagulation, or peeling of endometriotic foci, dissolving of adhesions during diagnostic laparoscopy as organ-preserving procedures (single-port technique). Removal of endometriosis outside the abdominal cavity, operative method in accordance with localisation.
Clinic and Polyclinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Prof. Dr. Alexander Mustea
Deputy Clinic Director
Phone: +49 3834 86-5184
Mobil: +49 151 55459980