Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Register      Login

VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 2 ( March-April, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Abdominal Wall Endometrioma: A Rare Case Report

Niranjan N Chavan, Divita A Kamble, Deepali Kapote, Ashwini Sakhalkar, Madhura Pradhan, Sonam Simpatwar

Keywords : Clinical profile, Complications, Endometriosis, Surgical site

Citation Information : Chavan NN, Kamble DA, Kapote D, Sakhalkar A, Pradhan M, Simpatwar S. Abdominal Wall Endometrioma: A Rare Case Report. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2022; 14 (2):202-204.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2038

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abdominal wall endometrioma (AWE) being an unusual phenomenon is a benign tumor defined as ectopic functional, endometrial tissue located in the abdominal wall. Abdominal wall endometrioma is a rare sequela to gynecologic surgeries such as cesarean section, tubal ligation, and hysterectomies. The incidence varies from 1 to 2%. It presents as intense pain and discomfort to the patient with a seemingly non discernible cause. Awareness of this entity can help the surgeon to make an early diagnosis and deliver prompt treatment, usually surgical. We present a case of AWE, along with a brief review of literature.

PDF Share
  1. Bozkurt M, Çil AS, Bozkurt DK. Intramuscular abdominal wall endometriosis treated by ultrasound-guided ethanol injection. Clin Med Res 2014;12(3–4):160–165. DOI: 10.3121/cmr.2013.1183.
  2. Vagholkar K, Vagholkar S. Abdominal wall endometrioma: a diagnostic enigma–a case report and review of the literature. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2019;2019:6831545. DOI: 10.1155/2019/6831545.
  3. Leite GKC, Carvalho LFP de, Korkes H, et al. Scar endometrioma following obstetric surgical incisions: retrospective study on 33 cases and review of the literature. Sao Paulo Med J 2009;127(5):270–277. DOI: 10.1590/s1516-31802009000500005.
  4. Esquivel-Estrada V, Briones-Garduño JC, Mondragón-Ballesteros R. Implante de endometriosis en cicatriz de operación cesárea [Endometriosis implant in cesarean section surgical scar. Cir Ciruj 2004;72(2):113–115]. PMID: 15175127.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.