DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20160847
Published: 2016-12-27

Scar endometriosis after caesarean section: a case series and review of literature

Sandeep S. Nanaware, Prajakta N. Shende, Pradeep Gaikwad, Shalini Valecha

Abstract


Endometriosis is defined as extra-uterine localization of ectopic functional endometrial gland and stroma. Cystic or solid tumoral masses caused by endometriosis are named as endometrioma. Although these pathologic conditions mostly encountered in ligaments of uterus, ovaries, pouch of douglos and pelvic peritoneum; endometriosis has also been reported in nose, breast, lung, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, abdominal wall, but scar endometriomais extremely rare. Scar endometriosis is rare and difficult to diagnose. This condition can be confused with other surgical conditions, however imaging techniques and FNAC are indicated towards better diagnostic approach. Medical treatment is helpful in selected cases but wide excision is the treatment of choice. By presenting this paper, and conducting a review of the literature, we intend to increase the awareness of this rather, rare condition.

Keywords


Endometriosis, Granuloma, Hemosiderin, Scar, Lump

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