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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2007;50(1):217-221.
Published online January 1, 2007.
Abdominal wall endometriosis in the absence of previous surgery: A case report.
Ji Young Kang, Man Chul Park, Keon Jin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea. keonjin@dankook.ac.kr
Abstract
Endometriosis is a common gynecological entity and characterized by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the normal location in the uterine cavity. Endometriosis has been reported mostly in the pelvic cavity but anywhere in the body such as umbilicus, appendix, bladder, cervix, pleural cavity, lung, rectum, vagina, vulva and round ligaments. The abdominal wall is one of the most common sites of extrapelvic endometriosis and usually develops in association with a prior surgical scar. However, endometriosis involving the scarless abdomen is rare. We experienced an unusual presentation of a woman with abdominal wall endometriosis in the absence of previous surgery associated with recurrent pneumothorax in menstrual cycle. We report this case with brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Endometriosis, Abdominal wall, Pneumothorax


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