14th Annual Congress of the
European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy - ESGE
Advanced Minimal Invasive Surgery in the Theatre and in the Office

 (October 6-8, 2005, Athens, Greece)





In the last decade, few fields in Gynaecology have experienced as tremendous an increase in knowledge and techniques as endoscopy. The « technologic boom » and the gained in the meantime endoscopic experience and knowledge have expanded drammatically the indications of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, which consist an inseparable part of training and daily clinical practice of the today’s Gynecologist.
The European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) in close collaboration with the two national endoscopic societies organised its 14th Annual Congress in Athens, October 6-8, 2005. In line with the previous annual meetings, the scientific programme covered topics on contemporary developments in various disciplines of gynaecological and endoscopic topics. Special attention was drawn to new developments in office endoscopy, which along with other aspects of minimally invasive surgery were developed.
The present book of proceedings summarizes the 14th ESGE Annual Congress in Athens and represents a unique source of knowledge for the Gynecologist as well as for the expert.
I am sure that this writing will meet its goals and help physicians update their knowledge and offer more effective and safer treatment to patients.

George A. Pados






Tricks for the Management of Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis
U. Ulrich, E. Janschek and J. Keckstein

Bowel Endometriosis – Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach
V. Remorgida, S. Ferrero, L.H. Abbamonte, M. Parisi, P. Anserini, P. Torelli, N. Ragni and E. Fulcheri

Laparoscopic Treatment of Deep Endometriosis without Rectum Involvement and Long-term Follow-up
S. Angioni, M. Peiretti, V. Mais and G.B. Melis



Laparoscopic Management of Adnexal Mass

Surgical Management of Large Ovarian Cysts in Premenopausal Women
S. Angioni, R. Contu, C. Basciu, M. Angiolucci, V. Mais and G.B. Melis



Hysteroscopic Surgery

Introduction of Hysteroscopic Sterilization in The Netherlands
S. Veersema

The Use of Bipolar Electrosurgical System to Remove Intrauterine Polyps by Hysteroscopy
N. Makris, E. Vomvolaki, K. Kalmantis, J. Xatzipapas, K. Stefanidis and A. Antsaklis

The Significance of Hysteroscopy in the Detection and Removal of Small Endometrial Polyps in Infertile Women with Normal Menstruation
P. Tsikouras, G. Galazios, V. Liberis, A. Fotos, A.T. Teichmann and G. Maroulis

Infertility Due to Retained Foetal Bone: Role of Microhysteroscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment
D. Koleskas, C. Davis and L. Sabatini

Adhesion After Hysteroscopic Surgery and Hysteroscopic Adhesiolisis
M. Guida, G. Acunzo, A. Di Spiezio Sardo, S. Bramante, D. Cirillo, M. Pellicano, S. Sparice, S. Frangini, D. Canzaniello, P. Di Iorio and C. Nappi



Diagnostic Hysteroscopy

Office Hysteroscopy in Women with Postmenopausal Bleeding
A. Timmermans and S. Veersema

Outpatient Hysteroscopy: Selection of Technique and Distension Medium
M. Paschopoulos, Th. Vrekoussis, L.G. Lavasidis, A. Kaponis, E.N. Meridis, I. Navrozoglou, N. Dalkalitsis and E. Paraskevaidis

Selecting Distending Media for Outpatient Hysteroscopy. Does It Really Matter?
A. Kaponis, E. Meridis, L. Lavasidis and E. Paschopoulos

Latest Update in Office Hysteroscopy
O. Ceci, L. Nappi, M. Vicino, G. Pontrelli, L. Pinto, A. Costantino and S. Bettocchi

Hysteroscopy in the Workup of Female Infertility
G. Pados, D. Athanatos, J. Tympanidis, A. Sortsis, B. Tarlatzis and J. Bontis

Diagnostic Hysteroscopy in Perimenopausal Women
A. Lagadas, K. Giannakopoulos, D. Tsarpalis, N. Balakitsas and E. Toufexi

The Value of Cervical Infiltration of Mepivastesin in Diagnostic Hysteroscopy. A Prospective Study
N. Makris, K. Kalmantis, E. Vomvolaki, J. Xatzipappas, K. Stefanidis and A. Antsaklis




Embryoscopy and Fetoscopy: An Old Story But a New Challenge
V. Tanos, D. Georgiou, E. Meridis and M. Paschopoulos

Embryoscopy in Cases of Increased Fetal Nuchal Translucency
M. Paschopoulos, N. Plachouras, Th. Vrekoussis, L.G. Lavasidis, E.N. Meridis and E. Paraskevaidis

Transcervical Embryoscopy and Its Potentials
E.N. Meridis, L.G. Lavasidis, N. Plachouras, Th. Vrekoussis, F. Grozou, N. Dalkalitsis and M. Paschopoulos




Total Laparoscopic Adenomyomectomy of Juvenile Cystic Adenomyoma Using Hydro-Ultrasonographic Monitoring
H. Nabeshima, T. Murakami, N. Sato, S. Hayasaka and S. Kunii



Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Hemi-Hysterectomy in Treatment of Unicornuate Utetus with Rudimentary Horn
G. Pados



Ovarian Transplantation

Laparoscopic Autologous Orthotopic and Heterotopic Ovarian Transplantation in Rabbits
A. Sortsis, G. Pados, B.K. Tarlatzis, A. Saratsi, I. Savas, P. Skepastianos, V. Tzioufa, G. Kazakos, V. Sdrani and I.N. Bontis



Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Reduction of Postoperative Adhesions After Laparoscopic Myomectomy with Auto-crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid Gel
M. Pellicano, M. Guida, S. Bramante, S. Sparice, C. Coppola, F. Sorrentino, S. Pastore, A. Masucci, V. Gargano, N. Stella, P. Di Iorio and C. Nappi

Reduction of Postoperative Adhesions Following Laparoscopic Myomectomy
V. Mais, B. Piras, M. Palomba, S. Angioni, G.L. Bracco, P. Litta, T. Gargiulo and G.B. Melis

Indications and Limits of Laparoscopic Myomectomy
Z. Holub

Reproductive Outcome After Laparoscopic Myomectomy and Hyaluronic Acid Gel Application
M. Pellicano, M. Guida, S. Bramante, D. Canzaniello, C. Coppola, F. Sorrentino, S. Pastore, A. Masucci, V. Gargano, N. Stella, F. Frangini and C. Nappi




Hysteroscopic Approach to Menorrhagia Versus Second Generation Ablation Techniques
L.G. Lavasidis, E.N. Meridis, I. Navrozoglou, Th. Vrekoussis, F. Grozou, N. Polyzos and M. Paschopoulos

Abnormal Uterine Hemorrhagia (AUB)
D. Andia and A. Gorostiaga

Evaluation of Abnormal Uterine Bleding by Transvaginal 3-D Sonohysterography
N. Skartados, K. Kalmantis, N. Makris, N. Papantoniou, S. Mesogitis and A. Antsaklis

Transcervical Resection of Endometrium (TCRE) in Treatment of Menorrhagia – Does Age Influence the Outcome?
N. Singh and C.J. Chandler




Laparoscopic Gynaecologic Anatomy
K. Zikopoulos, P. Tsirkas, M. Paschopoulos and N. Dalkalitsis

Fibroid Embolisation – Working Together and New Long Term and Pregnancy Data
W.J. Walker, P. Barton-Smith and T.T. Carpenter

Is Small Uterine Septum Really Unimportant
T. Tomazevic, H. Ban, M. Ribic Pucelj, I. Verdenik, A. Vogler, S. Drobnic, B. Zorn, E. Bokal and I. Virant Klun

Instrumentation in Endoscopy
T.D. Theodoridis

Lasers in Endoscopic Surgery
G. Pados

Submucous Fibroids Classification – STEP-W Classification
R. Lasmar, P. Barrozo, R. Dias and M. Oliveira

Ultracision in Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery
N. Dalkalitsis, L.G. Lavasidis, M. Paschopoulos, S. Tzioras and E. Paraskevaidis

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery: First Russian Pharmacoepidemiological Survey
R. Tchilova, A. Ischenko and V. Rafalskiy





Laparoscopic Radical Trachelectomy
A. Martín and A. Torrent

Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Procedure in Cervical Cancer
P. Benedetti Panici, R. Angioli, I. Palaia, M. Calcagno, N. Manci, F. Bellati, F. Plotti, S. Basile, M. Angelucci, M. Graziano, M.A. Zullo and L. Muzii

Role of Laparoscopy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
R. Angioli, I. Palaia, M. Calcagno, N. Manci, F. Bellati, F. Plotti, S. Basile, M.A. Zullo, L. Muzii, M. Graziano, V. Di Donato, M. Pernice and P. Benedetti Panici




Laparoscopic Tubal Microsurgery, an Alternative to IVF
G. de Candolle and D. de Ziegler

Tubal Factor Infertility: Laparoscopy or IVF?
J. Bontis



Pelvic Floor Surgery

Concomitant Anti-incontinence Surgery and Complex Urogenital Prolapse Repair
D. Struppl

Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence and Urogenital Prolapse by Means of Individual Prothesis
G.B. Melis, S. Floris and V. Mais

Reconstructive Pelvic Floor Surgery: Are Meshes Necessary
A. Lukanovic

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