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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010;53(4):365-370.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/kjog.2010.53.4.365    Published online April 1, 2010.
Serous adenocarcinoma arising from ovarian endometriosis after menopause.
Tae Hee Kim, Hae Hyeog Lee, Soo Ho Chung, Jeong Ja Kwak, Byoung Ick Lee, Yeon Pyo Hong
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea. hhl22@chol.com
2Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
4Department of Preventive Medicine, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Endometriosis is estrogen dependent disease in reproductive age. Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory gynecologic disease. Problems associated with endometriosis include dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and infertility. Postmenopausal endometriosis is rare. Also, malignant transformation in endometriosis is rare. There is no report in Korea about serous adenocarcinoma arising from endometriosis after menopause. The authors present a case of serous adenocarcinoma arising from endometriosis after menopause with brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Serous adenocarcinoma, Endometriosis, Menopause


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