Endometriosis of the abdominal wall: Report of three cases
Cemal Kara1, Hayrullah Derici1, Ali Doğan Bozdağ1, Murat Ermete2
1Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 3. Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, İZMİR
2Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Laboratuarı, İZMİR
Endometriosis is defined as extrauterine existence of endometrial tissues and it is a frequent problem of the females during the reproductive ages. The most frequent site for endometriosis is the ovaries. It may also be present in the layers of the abdominal wall after cesarean section or other gynecological operations. We presented three cases that underwent surgery for a mass in the abdominal wall which were histopathologically diagnosed as endometriosis.
Keywords: Extra-pelvic endometriosis, cesarean scar, surgical treatment