Scar Endometriosis Following Cesarean Section

Authors

  • Rüya Deveer Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Ankara
  • Melike Doğanay Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Ankara
  • Esma Sarıkaya Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Ankara
  • Alper Başbuğ Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Ankara
  • Derya Başbuğ Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Ankara
  • Levent Şırvan Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Ankara
  • Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Ankara

Keywords:

Abdominal wall, Cesarean delivery, Endometriosis

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate clinical features of abdominal wall endometriosis following cesarean section.
STUDY DESIGN: Our institution's database over a 5-year period was performed, yielding 9 surgically proven cases of abdominal wall endometriosis that were retrospectively studied. All patients had undergone sonography. The clinical data were analyzed.
RESULTS: All patients had a history of at least one prior cesarean section. None of them had endometriosis history. All presented with focal pain near the surgical scar, which was cyclic in seven patients. Three patients presented with a palpable mass near the scar. Sonography detected all lesions within the abdominal wall, with a mean diameter of 30 mm. All lesions were vascular, and solid, with some cystic changes.
CONCLUSION: Abdominal wall endometriosis frequently presents with cyclical pain during menstruation which is localised to a palpable mass in the abdominal wall especially in those who have had previous cesarean section. Complete surgical excision is curative.

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Published

2012-04-06

How to Cite

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Deveer R, Doğanay M, Sarıkaya E, Başbuğ A, Başbuğ D, Şırvan L, Mollamahmutoğlu L. Scar Endometriosis Following Cesarean Section. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2012Apr.6 [cited 2021Nov.28];18(1):12-5. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/229

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Obstetrics; Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology

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