Abdominal scar endometriosis: Case report

M. Miccini, M. Gregori, D. Ferraro, A. Ciardi, S. Cassibba, D. Biacchi

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Abstract

Abdominal scar endometriosis, corresponding to the presence of an endometrial tissue near or inside an abdominal surgical incision, is a rare clinical event that can occur in women after gynecological or obstetric surgery. Generally, a triad consisting of underlying mass at the incision, cyclic menstrual scar pain, and history of previous gynecological or obstetric surgery leads to the preoperative diagnosis. In rare cases, the clinical presentation is atypical and the differential diagnosis with incarcerated incisional hernia, granuloma, abscess or other soft tissue tumors can be difficult. The authors describe the case of 39-year-old woman who underwent three previous cesarean sections, with a 20-week history of underlying palpable mass at the Pfannenstiel incision, associated to continuous pain. In this case, a surgical excision followed by the histology definitely clarified the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Obstetric Surgical Procedures
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Endometriosis
Cicatrix
Dysmenorrhea
Hernia
Granuloma
Cesarean Section
Abscess
Histology
Differential Diagnoses
Pain
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Abdominal wall endometriosis
  • Cesarean incision
  • Endometrial implants
  • Obstetric surgery
  • Scar endometriosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Abdominal scar endometriosis : Case report. / Miccini, M.; Gregori, M.; Ferraro, D.; Ciardi, A.; Cassibba, S.; Biacchi, D.

In: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2016, p. 431-433.

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Miccini, M, Gregori, M, Ferraro, D, Ciardi, A, Cassibba, S & Biacchi, D 2016, 'Abdominal scar endometriosis: Case report' Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 43, no. 3, pp. 431-433. DOI: 10.12891/ceog3487.2016
Miccini M, Gregori M, Ferraro D, Ciardi A, Cassibba S, Biacchi D. Abdominal scar endometriosis: Case report. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016;43(3):431-433. Available from, DOI: 10.12891/ceog3487.2016

Miccini, M.; Gregori, M.; Ferraro, D.; Ciardi, A.; Cassibba, S.; Biacchi, D. / Abdominal scar endometriosis : Case report.

In: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2016, p. 431-433.

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