Chronic pelvic pain in men and women

ESU Course 37

  • Location:
    Room 13a (ICM, Level 1)
  • Chair:
     E.J. Messelink, Groningen (NL)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    Chronic pelvic pain patients having concomitant urological symptoms are referred to the urologist. The urologist rules out well known diseases causing pain in the pelvic area. When there is no explanation found, the pain is seen as a disease on its own. Treatment should then be done within a multidisciplinary team. Participants can bring their own cases for discussion.

    At the end of this course the participant will:
    • Know the basic principles of treating patients with chronic pelvic pain.
    • Know how to rule out well known causes.
    • Have knowledge of the myofascial and psychological aspects.
    • Be able to refer patients at the right time to the right team.

Chronic pelvic pain terminology and principles
 E.J. Messelink, Groningen (NL)
Pelvic pain in men: Case presentation and discussion
 D.S. Engeler, St. Gallen (CH)
Pelvic pain in women: Case presentation and discussion
 E.J. Messelink, Groningen (NL)
The multidisciplinary approach: Exchange and discussions
 D.S. Engeler, St. Gallen (CH)
 E.J. Messelink, Groningen (NL)
Chronic pelvic pain take home messages