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JSLS. 2011 Apr-Jun;15(2):261-3. doi: 10.4293/108680811X13071180407078.

Large abdominal wall endometrioma following laparoscopic hysterectomy.

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TLC Medical Group, SC, St. Charles, Illinois, Delnor Hospital, Geneva, Illinois, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Endometriosis is a common condition in women that affects up to 45% of patients in the reproductive age group by causing pelvic pain. It is characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity and is rarely found subcutaneously or in abdominal incisions, causing it to be overlooked in patients with abdominal pain.

METHODS:

A 45-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain 2 years following a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy. She was found to have incidental cholelithiasis and a large abdominal mass suggestive of a significant ventral hernia on CT scan.

RESULTS:

Due to the peculiar presentation, surgical intervention took place that revealed a large 9cm×7.6cm×6.2cm abdominal wall endometrioma.

CONCLUSION:

Although extrapelvic endometriosis is rare, it should be entertained in the differential diagnosis for the female patient who presents with an abdominal mass and pain and has a previous surgical history.

PMID:
21902990
PMCID:
PMC3148886
DOI:
10.4293/108680811X13071180407078
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