Recurrence of primary umbilical endometriosis: case report and review of the literature

Buca, Danilo and Leombroni, Martina and Falò, Eleonora and Clementini, Ettore and Santomauro, Mariapia and Frondaroli, Serena and Camastra, Grazia and Liberati, Marco (2013) Recurrence of primary umbilical endometriosis: case report and review of the literature. Multidisciplinary Journal of Women's Health (MJWH), 2 (1). pp. 6-8. ISSN 2281-3403

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The authors report the case of a 33-year-old nulliparous patient with recurrence of primary spontaneous cutaneous umbilical endometriosis and no history of abdominal or pelvic surgery. The literature describing similar cases is reviewed. Primary endometriosis at extrapelvic sites, and umbilical endometriosis in particular, is very uncommon. The diagnosis is confirmed only by histopathological examination, specifically hematoxylin and eosin staining. Conservative surgical excision with wide margins is the recommended treatment. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment for endometriosis is based on medications which induce endometrial atrophy, such as gonadotropin releasing hormone superactive analogs, or oral estrogen-progestogen formulations given continuously

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Umbelical endometriosis, macroscopic appearence
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2014 10:10
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2014 10:10

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