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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 272159, 4 pages
Case Report

Inguinal Endometriosis: An Uncommon Differential Diagnosis as an Inguinal Tumour

1School of Women & Childrens Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
2South Western Sydney Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
3Department of Gynaecology, GuangDong Hospital for Women and Children, Guangzhou Medical University, GuangDong 510182, China

Received 1 September 2010; Accepted 27 October 2010

Academic Editor: N. Sugino

Copyright © 2011 Wu Shun Felix Wong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Inguinal endometriosis can present as a rare tumor when it occurs outside the abdomen and pelvis. We present a patient with a painful tumor in the right inguinal region, where its diagnosis was made before the operation. This enabled a conservative excisional surgery to be performed. The literature is reviewed and the diagnosis as well as management are discussed.