Author(s): Rivlin ME, Das SK, Patel RB, Meeks GR
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Progestin or estrogen-progestin combination therapy has not proven useful in the treatment of endometriosis of the abdominal scar after cesarean delivery. We report our experience in managing this condition with a gonadotropin agonist. CASE: A 22-year-old black woman with a history of two previous cesareans developed endometriosis of the abdominal scar. The extent of the lesion was estimated by computed tomographic (CT) scan, and a 6-month preoperative course of leuprolide acetate was administered. The patient exhibited prompt symptomatic response to the gonadotropin agonist, but the physical examination and CT scan findings were unchanged. Pathologic examination after surgical removal of the lesion confirmed the clinical diagnosis. CONCLUSION: Leuprolide acetate administered to a patient with cesarean scar endometriosis was associated with an improvement in symptoms, but there was no change in lesion size.
This article was published in Obstet Gynecol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports