DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20193008

A case series on management of scar endometriosis following C-sections

Tharun Ganapathy Chitrambalam, Sidhu Sekhar, Jeyakumar S., Koshy Mathew Panicker

Abstract


Endometriosis is presence of functioning endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis can sometimes occur in a previous surgical scar. Scar endometriosis is rare and difficult to diagnose. It mostly follows obstetrical and gynecological surgeries. This condition is often confused with other surgical conditions. We are reporting 5 cases of scar endometriosis following cesarean section, some of which were misdiagnosed as stitch granuloma initially. Medical treatment was not helpful. All 5 patients required wide surgical excision of the lesion. The pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this condition are being discussed.


Keywords


Cesarean section, Hormonal therapy, Scar endometriosis, Wide local excision

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