Abdominal wall endometrioma: Case report and review

Allen Gabriel, Jaimie T. Shores, Mark Poblete, Anthony Victorio, Subhas Gupta

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Abstract

Women with chronic, cyclical abdominal wall pain after gynecologic surgery may present in the plastic surgeon's office requesting body contouring. We present one such case in which an abdominal wall endometrioma was found. Resection of the endometrioma with the abdominal panniculus resulted in symptomatic cure for the patient. Plastic surgeons should be aware of the association of endometriosis with chronic pelvic/abdominal pain. Furthermore, suspicion of abdominal wall endometrioma should be entertained when patients present with chronic intermittent or cyclical abdominal wall pain after surgery of the pelvis or abdomen, especially after gynecologic or obstetric procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdominal wall
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body contouring
  • Cyclical pain
  • Endometrioma
  • Panniculectomy
  • Recurrent abdominal pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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