WCE2021 Special Focus Meeting on endometriosis in extreme ages and unusual locations

8 June 2020

Endometriosis in extreme ages and unusual locations

24 February 2021 at 08.30 – 12.30 

This pre-congress course will be divided into two relatively rare sub-topics of endometriosis. First, we will present an up-to-date overview on endometriosis in two groups of patients which are harder to manage: adolescents and peri-/postmenopausal women. We will discuss if it is meaningful to screen adolescents for endometriosis despite the fact that an early diagnosis has benefits over the progress of the disease. We will also discuss management of endometriosis in peri- and post-menopausal women. The differences and difficulties in management or this age group compared to women in reproductive age will be pointed out.

In the second part of the course extra-pelvic endometriosis, a rare type of endometriosis also harder to diagnose will be presented. Diagnosis, management, and treatment of endometriosis in these rare locations will be discussed thoroughly.

Rare patient cases will be presented.

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Grasp the importance of endometriosis in extreme ages and extreme locations
  2. Discuss difficulties of diagnosis and management in early adolescents
  3. Describe management and treatment of endometriosis in peri- and postmenopausal women
  4. Diagnose, classification and treat extra-pelvic endometriosis

CHAIR: Engin Oral (TR)

Engin Oral (TR)

Session 1: Endometriosis in extreme ages

Newborn vaginal bleeding? Should we screen those in adolescent period?
Sun-Wei Guo (CN)

Endometriosis in young adolescents (at 14-18 years of age)
Marc Laufer (US)

How should we treat women in their forties with endometriosis?
Engin Oral (TR)

Management of endometriosis in postmenopausal women
Ludwig Kiesel (DE)



Session 2: Endometriosis in unusual locations

Thoracic/diaphragma endometriosis
Tamer Seckin (US)

Endometriosis of abdominal wall and scars
Hong Xu (CN)

Endometriosis in sacral roots and and sciatic nerve
Horace Roman (FR)

Recurrence, persistence or incomplete surgery, that’s the question
Joerg Keckstein (AT)


This special focus meeting has been organised by