Vol 85, No 5 (2014)

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Endometriosis in a post-laparoscopic scar – case report and literature review

Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska, Beata Pięta, Tomasz Czerniak, Tomasz Opala
DOI: 10.17772/gp/1737
Ginekol Pol 2014;85(5).


Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent, chronic disease consisting in implantation and hyperplasia of the endometrium outside of the uterine cavity. Endometriosis in post-laparoscopic scars applies to approx. 0.5-1% of the extraorganic locations of the disease. The purpose of the paper was to describe medical management and literature review for endometriosis in a post-laparoscopic scar. Two lesions located near the insertion site for the lower trocars were removed along with the border of healthy tissue. At the time of publication of this paper the patient did not report any complaints. In conclusion, each limited lesion in the subcutaneous tissue, with pain intensifying during menstruation, should suggest an initial diagnosis of scar endometriosis, regardless of patient age and type of surgery.

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