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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)


Conservative therapy

  • 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


Tamara Usichenko
Geschäftsbereich Patientenmanagement
Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
Fleischmannstr. 8
17475 Greifswald

Phone: +49 3834 86-5184
Mobil: +49 151 55459980
E-Mail: international.patientsmed.uni-greifswaldde