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Fertil Steril. 2005 Nov;84(5):1508.

Sciatic endometriosis diagnosed by computerized tomography-guided biopsy and CD10 immunohistochemical staining.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report a case of sciatic endometriosis diagnosed by computerized tomography (CT)-guided biopsy in combination with CD10 immunohistochemical staining.

DESIGN:

Case report.

SETTING:

University hospital.

PATIENT(S):

A 33-year-old Japanese woman complaining of right-sided sciatica.

INTERVENTION(S):

Transgluteal computerized tomography (CT)-guided needle biopsy of a mass in the course of the right sciatic nerve was conducted for a histologic diagnosis.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Histologic study with hematoxylin and eosin staining and CD10 immunohistochemical staining was performed.

RESULT(S):

Computerized tomography-guided biopsy was performed without any complication. CD10 staining distinguished endometrial stromal cells.

CONCLUSION(S):

Computerized tomography-guided biopsy followed by CD10 immunohistochemical staining is a minimally invasive procedure for accurate diagnosis of sciatic endometriosis.

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