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Surgery Research and Practice
Volume 2014, Article ID 765372, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/765372
Clinical Study

A Surgeon’s Perspective of Abdominal Wall Endometriosis at a Caesarean Section Incision: Nine Cases in a Single Institution

Department of Surgery, Gachon University Gil Hospital, 1198, Guwol-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon 405-760, Republic of Korea

Received 9 July 2014; Accepted 11 September 2014; Published 22 September 2014

Academic Editor: Giampiero Capobianco

Copyright © 2014 Eun Mee Oh 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.

Abstract

Abdominal wall endometriosis in a Caesarean section scar (AEC) is an infrequent type of extrapelvic endometriosis which rarely transforms into a malignant lesion. A painful mass located in the scar of a Caesarean section is a typical sign of AEC. This condition is diagnosed preoperatively using imaging modalities such as computed tomography and ultrasonography, as well as fine-needle aspiration. Although AEC has typical signs, general surgeons often misdiagnose it due to its rarity. Herein, we report our experience of AEC in a single institution.