Special Interest Groups
Working Groups


SIG Chair:

J. Keckstein

SIG Members:

E. Saridogan, U. Ulrich, G. Hudelist, C. Exacoustos, P. Konninckx, G. Pados, A. Daniilidis, M. Hirsch, M. Malzoni, E. Zupi, H. Krentel, G. Grimbizis, A. Wattiez, A. Forman, M. Nisolle

SIG Project:

Evaluation of diagnostics, treatment and documentation of deep endometriosis before, during and after surgery: a European Survey

Project description:

On the basis of a study, the current situation in the diagnosis and therapy of deep endometriosis in Europe will be evaluated. The focus here is the investigation of the preoperative diagnostic procedures as well as their use in the planning for the operation and the different surgical techniques. In addition, the postoperative follow up of the patients should be investigated. With these data we will analyse the various characteristics how to diagnose and treat deep endometriosis and try to identify the possibilities of quality control. The findings from this study could help us in further planning of training and organization of learning programs to support appropriate centers and individual specialists. The survey should reach all members of the ESGE and if possible also those of the affiliated national societies

SIG Projects completed 2019 and 2020:

Recommendations for surgical treatment of endometriosis: Deep endometriosis
European survey on the conservative surgical management of endometriotic cysts
Webinar: Controversies in Deep Endometriosis (SIG Endometriosis with SIG Imaging/ N. Amso)  

Papers in process, submitted or published in ESGE Journal:

Keckstein J, Becker CM, Canis M et al. Recommendations for the surgical treatment of endometriosis Part 2: deep endometriosis. Facts Views Vis ObGyn. 2019:11(4): 269-297. 

Pados G, Daniilidis A, Keckstein J et al. A European survey on the conservative surgical management of endometriotic cysts on behalf of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Endometriosis. Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn. 2020:12(2):105. 

Koninckx P, Deslandes A, Ussia A et al. Preoperative imaging of deep endometriosis: pitfalls of a diagnostic test before surgery. Facts Views Vis ObGyn. 2020:12(4):265-271. 

In process: Expert opinion on documentation and classification of endometriosis
In process: Controversies in deep endometriosis