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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2012;55(7):517-521.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.7.517    Published online July 13, 2012.
A Case of Reconstruction of Abdominal Fascia Using Polypropylene Mesh for Patient of Abdominal Wall Endometriosis After Cesarean Section.
Su Mi Kim, Hyun Kyoung Kim, Jung Namkung, Jae Yeon Song, In Chol Jung, Hyun Hee Cho, Dong Jin Kwon, Young Oak Lew, Eun Jung Kim, Jang Heub Kim, Mee Ran Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mrkim@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract
Endometriosis is defined by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside uterine cavity showing variable clinical symptoms under effect of estrogen. The occurrence rate of abdominal wall endometriosis after cesarean section is rare making diagnosis difficult. The case of a 36-year-old female presenting with the very painful mass and pain arising in the caesarean section scar is reported. The curable treatment of abdominal wall endometriosis is the surgical removal of all the pathological tissue, through a large excision. The involved fascia was widely excised and the abdominal wall was reconstructed using polypropylene mesh.
Key Words: Abdominal wall endometriosis, Polyproplylene mesh
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