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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(8):1407-1410.
Published online August 1, 2002.
A Case Of Endometriosis At The Subcutaneous Tissue Of The Abdominal Scar After Cesarean Section.
Kye Cheon Kim, Min Jung Kim, Nam Hee Lee, Won Suk Choi, Tae Young Kim, Myung Do Kil, Kyung Don Baik
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Benedict Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Abstract
Extrapelvic endometriosis is a fairly rare phenomenon. The majority of extrapelvic endometriosis involves scar tissue following obstetric/gynecologic procedures. Cesarean section scar endometriosis may be more common than reflected in the literature and has a distinct presentation and treatment. One patient with history of cesarean section presented with a painful, enlarging mass involving the cesarean section scar. The pain was cyclic and strongest just prior to menstruation. This patient was treated with surgical excision and specimens had endometriosis confirmed by histopathology. This case was reported with a brief review of the concerned literatures.
Key Words: Endometriosis, Abdominal scar, Cesarean section


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