Scar endometriosis following caesarean section: a rare case report

Authors

  • Manisha Sharma Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, SRHU, Doiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Ruchira Nautiyal Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, SRHU, Doiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Jaya Chaturvedi Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Surbhi Bhargava Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, SRHU, Doiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20150119

Keywords:

Scar endometriosis, Caesarean section

Abstract

Endometriosis is presence of functioning endometrial tissue (glands and stroma) outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis can sometimes occur in previous surgical scar. Scar endometriosis is rare and difficult to diagnose. It mostly follows obstetrical and gynaecological surgeries. We present here a case report of a patient who developed scar endometriosis following a caesarean section which was dealt adequately in the subsequent caesarean section.

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2017-02-08

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