International Congress

Endometriosis 2020

Rome, 05 - 08 December 2020

PG Course 2 - ENDOSCAN: Ultrasound in Endometriosis

Focus on US evaluation of abdomino-pelvic endometriosis spread.
Tips and Tricks from the Experts
 Saturday 5 December 2020
Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome - Italy

 Course Director: Alessandra Di Giovanni

Pelvic endometriosis is nowadays a main diagnostic challenge.
Combined transabdominal/transvaginal US evaluation plays a crucial role in the diagnostic work up of this complex disease and it’s recognized as the first-line non-invasive imaging tool for its high accuracy in expert hands.
Detailed mapping of endometriotic lesions and their extension in abdomino-pelvic compartments is the key for proper surgical and clinical management of patients affected by this benign but often debilitating disease. Based on the latest scientific evidences and experts’ opinion, this course is aimed at increasing expertise in the evaluation of adenomyosis, adnexal and deep infiltrating endometriosis.

Course Objectives

At conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize anatomic landmarks crucial for understanding disease’s extension;
  • Detect ultrasonographic signs of uterine, adnexal and deep infiltrating endometriosis;
  • Develop a systematic approach for proper ultrasonographic evaluation of female pelvis;
  • Offer patients a first line high quality US evaluation and understand which cases require more advanced experts’ evaluation.

Course Outline 

09.30 am - 10.00 am     
10.00 am – 10.20 am   
Ovarian endometriosis: potential pitfalls of an apparent easy diagnosis. Detection and management of typical and atypical findings - S. Guerriero

10.20 am – 10.40 am
Adenomyosis: current most fashionable endometriosis expression. Up to date on current diagnostic evidence - C. Exacoustos

10.40 am – 11.00 am
Anatomical abdomino-pelvic landmarks: normal features you should know and see to be aware of endometriosis related distortion - A. Di Giovanni

11.00 am – 11.20 am
Are current endometriosis classifications applicable to ultrasound staging with soft and hard markers? - C. Exacoustos

11.20 am - 11.30 am     

11.30 am - 11.45 am  Break

11.45 am - 12.05 pm     
Anterior compartment: bladder and abdominal wall infiltrating lesions - L. Savelli
12.05 pm - 12.25 pm     
Posterolateral compartment: rectovaginal and  retro/paracervical lesions, potential impact on ureters and neural pelvic plexa - A. Di Giovanni

12.25 pm - 12.45 pm
Posterior compartment: bowel endometriosis - M. O. Goncalves
12.45 pm - 01.05 pm
What does the surgeon ask for proper and safe DIE surgical planning - M. Malzoni
01.05 pm - 01.25 pm   
Postsurgical evaluation and follow up - P. Carfagna

01.25 pm - 02.00 pm   

02.00 pm – 02.15 pm
Challenge test 

02.15 pm - 03.00 pm  Lunch

03.00 pm - 06.00 pm
All Faculty
03.00 pm - 03.15 pm
3D volume acquisition and post processing technique - L. Lazzeri
03.15 pm - 03.30 pm
Live scanning - C. Exacoustos
03.30 pm - 03.55 pm
Live scanning - S. Guerriero
03.55 pm - 04.10 pm
Clinical cases review (US) - F. Fascilla
 04.10 pm - 04.25 pm
Live scanning - P. Carfagna
04.25 pm - 04.50 pm
Live scanning - L. Savelli
04.50 pm - 05.05 pm
Clinical cases review (US/MRI) - S. Young
05.05 pm - 05.15 pm
Live scanning - M.O. Goncalves
05.15 pm - 05.40 pm
Live scanning - A. Di Giovanni
05.40 pm - 06.00 pm
Discussion and take home messages