Scar endometriosis: a case report of this uncommon entity


  • Roshu Shetty Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.B. Bhabha Hospital, Kurla, Mumbai, India
  • Winnie Bheda Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.B. Bhabha Hospital, Kurla, Mumbai, India
  • Supriya Gaikwad Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.B. Bhabha Hospital, Kurla, Mumbai, India



Scar endometriosis, Caesarean scar, Extra pelvic endometriosis, Abdominal wall endometriosis


Scar endometriosis is an infrequent type of extra pelvic endometriosis that is associated with obstetrical and gynecological surgeries. Incidence of scar endometriosis is 0.03-0.1%. It is mostly confused with other dermatological or surgical conditions like stitch granuloma, dermoid, abscess and delays the diagnosis. The symptoms are nonspecific like pain over incision site during menstruation. Scar endometriosis is seen commonly following surgeries like caesarean deliveries, hysterectomies, hysterotomies, laparoscopic surgeries, episiotomy and amniocentesis tract. We present here a case of abdominal wall endometriosis in a woman who has undergone caesarean delivery six years prior to her current presentation. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and methods of prevention of this somewhat rare condition are discussed


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