Abdominal Wall Endometriosis: Four Cases Presentation and Literature ReviewRăzvan Socolov1, Alexandru Carauleanu1*, Tudor Buţureanu1, Diana Popovici1, Raluca Bălan2, Catalina Ichim3 and Demetra Socolov1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alexandru Carauleanu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
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Received Date: April 27, 2016; Accepted Date: May 20, 2016; Published Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: Socolov R, Carauleanu A, Buţureanu T, Popovici D, Bălan R, et al. Abdominal Wall Endometriosis: Four Cases Presentation and Literature Review. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie]. 2016; 12(3): 129-131 DOI:10.7438/1584-9341-12-3-9 [Article in Romanian].
Copyright: © 2016 Socolov R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abdominal wall endometriosis is a very rare site for extragenital endometriosis. We present 4 cases diagnosed and treated in two gynecological services of IaÃÂi, Romania, and we review the literature data on this topic. The endometriotic implant in our cases occurred in the post-cesarean section scar, and was diagnosed after 1-4 years from the intervention. The main symptom was local pain (in 2 cases with a cyclical pattern). The initial diagnostic was endometriosis in 3 cases, and granuloma in one case. The ultrasound adequately described the situation and the consistency of the tumor in 2 cases. The treatment was surgical excision, and the post-operative evolution was favorable. In conclusion, although a rare disease, endometriosis is accessible for the diagnostic and treatment, being a pathology that both surgeons and gynecological should consider.