Management of Endometriosis-Associated Ascites

Video Description

Non-malignant ascites in a rare, but clinically important, presentation of endometriosis. This video presents an approach to the management of endometriosis-associated ascites. We demonstrate two contrasting case presentations, and describe diagnostic, medical and surgical management considerations in this patient population.

We propose a step-wise approach to the diagnosis and initial management of endometriosis-associated ascites for clinical application.

This algorithm includes pertinent history, investigations including paracentesis and imaging, fertility considerations and targeted surgical management goals to ensure optimal patient care.

Presented By

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Dr. Lauren Andrew
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Dr. Meghan O’Leary


University of Calgary