Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2013; 73(9): 890-898
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1350810
Guideline
GebFra Science
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Interdisciplinary S2k Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis

Short Version – AWMF Registry No. 015–045, August 2013Interdisziplinäre S2k-Leitlinie für die Diagnostik und Therapie der EndometrioseKurzversion – AWMF-Register-Nummer: 015-045, August 2013
U. Ulrich
1   Klinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Martin-Luther-Krankenhaus, Berlin
,
O. Buchweitz
2   Tagesklinik Altonaer Straße, Hamburg
,
R. Greb
3   Kinderwunschzentrum Dortmund, Dortmund
,
J. Keckstein
4   Abteilung für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Landeskrankenhaus, Villach
,
I. von Leffern
5   Klinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Albertinen-Krankenhaus, Hamburg
,
P. Oppelt
6   Abteilung für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Landesfrauen- und Kinderklinik, Linz
,
S. P. Renner
7   Frauenklinik, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen
,
M. Sillem
8   Praxisklinik am Rosengarten, Mannheim
,
W. Stummvoll †
9   vormals Abteilung für Gynäkologie, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern, Linz
,
K.-W. Schweppe , for the Task Force Group “Endometriosis Guidelines” of the German and Austrian Societies for Obstetrics and Gynecology
10   Endometriosezentrum Ammerland, Westerstede
› Author Affiliations
Further Information

Publication History

Publication Date:
11 October 2013 (online)

1 Information on these guidelines

1.1 Editors

German and Austrian Societies for Obstetrics and Gynecology (Deutsche und Österreichische Gesellschaften für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe), Association of the Scientific Medical Societies of Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der wissenschaftlichen medizinischen Fachgesellschaften, AWMF).


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1.2 Funding

Compilation of the present guidelines was partly financially supported by the German Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology and its Working Group Gynecologic Endoscopy (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Endoskopie, AGE).


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1.3 Lead professional organizations

German and Austrian Societies for Obstetrics and Gynecology (DGGG and OEGGG).


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1.4 Contact

Prof. U. Ulrich, M. D., Martin Luther Hospital, Caspar-Theyss-Straße 27–31, 14 193 Berlin, Germany.


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1.5 Additional information

The present short version is based on the full version of the S2k Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis, accessible via internet as follows:

Additional information on the topic is available through:

  • Endometriosis Research Foundation (Stiftung Endometrioseforschung, http://www.endometriose-sef.de)

  • The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Clinical Green-Top Guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Endometriosis (http://www.rcog.org.uk/)

  • ESHRE Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis (http://www.eshre.eu)

  • The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Committee on Practice Bulletins (http://www.acog.org/)

  • Guidelines report of the present guidelines (see full version).


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1.6 Responsibilities

1.6.1 Task Force Group for these guidelines

Directing author

Name

Place

Prof. Uwe Ulrich, M. D.

Berlin, Germany

Expert panel (Task Force Group Endometriosis Guidelines)

Name

Place

Olaf Buchweitz, M. D.

Hamburg, Germany

Radek Chvatal, M. D.

Znaim, Czech Republic

Prof. Rudy-Leon De Wilde, M. D.

Oldenburg, Germany

Prof. Andreas D. Ebert, M. D., Ph.D.

Berlin, Germany

Bruno Engl, M. D.

Bruneck, South Tyrol

Ingo von Leffern, M. D.

Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Robert Greb, M. D.

Dortmund, Germany

Gülden Halis, M. D.

Berlin, Germany

Dietmar Haas, M. D.

Linz, Austria

Prof. Jürgen Hucke, M. D.

Wuppertal, Germany

Prof. Jörg Keckstein, M. D.

Villach, Austria

Prof. Michel Müller, M. D.

Berne, Switzerland

Prof. Peter Oppelt, M. D.

Linz, Austria

Stefan P. Renner, M. D.

Erlangen, Germany

Martin Sillem, M. D.

Mannheim, Germany

Prof. Karl-Werner Schweppe, M. D.

Westerstede, Germany

Wolfgang Stummvoll†, M. D.

Linz, Austria

Prof. Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg, M. D.

Gießen, Germany

Frank Tuttlies, M. D.

Villach, Austria

Prof. Uwe Ulrich, M. D.

Berlin, Germany

Prof. Ludwig Wildt, M. D.

Innsbruck, Austria

Official representatives of the professional associations that have consented

Professional association

Name

Place

German Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Prof. Ludwig Kiesel, M. D.

Münster, Germany

Prof. Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg, M. D.

Giessen, Germany

German Society for General and Visceral Surgery

Prof. Jan Langrehr, M. D.

Berlin, Germany

German Society for Urology

Prof. Jürgen Geschwend, M. D.

Munich, Germany

German Society for Gynecologic Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine (Working Group of the DGGG)

Prof. Ludwig Kiesel, M. D.

Münster, Germany

Working Group Gynecologic Endoscopy (AGE/DGGG)

Prof. Uwe Ulrich, M. D.

Berlin, Germany

Working Group Gynecologic Oncology (AGO/DGGG)

Prof. Uwe Ulrich, M. D.

Berlin, Germany

German Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology

Friederike Siedentopf, M. D.

Berlin, Germany

Swiss Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Prof. Michel Müller, M. D.

Berne, Switzerland

Austrian Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Prof. Jörg Keckstein, M. D.

Villach, Austria

Prof. Peter Oppelt, M. D.

Linz, Austria

Wolfgang Stummvoll†, M. D.

Linz, Austria

Prof. Ludwig Wildt, M. D.

Innsbruck, Austria

Czech Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Radek Chvatal, M. D.

Znaim, Chech Republic

Eduard Kucera, M. D.

Prague, Czech Republic

Endometriosis Research Foundation (SEF)

Prof. Karl-Werner Schweppe, M. D.

Westerstede, Germany

European Endometriosis League (EEL)

Prof. Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg, M. D.

Gießen, Germany

Stefan P. Renner, M. D.

Erlangen, Germany

Endometriosis Association Germany (self-help)

Dr. Heike Matuszewski

Berlin, Germany

Endometriosis Association Austria (self-help)

Katrin Steinberger

Vienna, Austria


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1.6.2 Consulting

Monika Nothacker, M. D., Berlin, Germany (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies of Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der wissenschaftlichen medizinischen Fachgesellschaften).


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1.7 Abbreviations used in this paper

AFS: American Fertility Society
AGE: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Endoskopie der DGGG (Working Group Gynecologic Endoscopy DGGG)
AGO: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie der DGGG und der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft (Working Group Gynecologic Oncology of the DGGG and the German Cancer Society)
CT: computed tomography
DGGG: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (German Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology)
DIE: deep infiltrating endometriosis
EEL: Europäische Endometriose Liga (European Endometriosis League)
ENZIAN: name of a hotel in Weissensee, Carinthia (Austria) where the classification of DIE was first established by an SEF expert group in 2002
GnRHa: gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog
HRT: hormone replacement therapy
ICSI: intracytoplasmatic sperm injection
IUD: intrauterine device
IUI: intrauterine Insemination
IVF: in-vitro fertilization
MRI: magnetic resonance imaging
OC: oral contraceptive (orales, hormonelles Antikonzeptivum)
OEGGG: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (Austrian Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology)
rASRM: (revised) American Society for Reproductive Medicine (-classification)
SEF: Stiftung Endometrioseforschung (Endometriosis Research Foundation)


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