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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 2 ( March-April, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Rectus Abdominis Endometrioma: A Rare Occurrence

Aravind Menon, Alagesan Ganapathi

Citation Information : Menon A, Ganapathi A. Rectus Abdominis Endometrioma: A Rare Occurrence. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2020; 12 (2):104-107.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1760

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 16-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Though the commonest site of occurrence is the pelvis, there have been cases of extrapelvic endometriosis reported in the literature. One of such rare sites is the rectus abdominis muscle, with only around 20 cases reported in the literature. Our patient was a 31-year-old female with a previous history of two cesarean sections who presented with cyclical pain over the scar. Imaging revealed the presence of endometrial tissue localized to the rectus abdominis muscle. Excision of the endometrioma with abdominal wall reconstruction using a polypropylene mesh was done. Herein, we present this case for its rarity with a short review of the literature on extrapelvic endometrioma.

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