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

Authors

  • Tharun Ganapathy Chitrambalam Department of General Surgery, SRM Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Sidhu Sekhar Department of General Surgery, SRM Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Jeyakumar S. Department of General Surgery, SRM Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Koshy Mathew Panicker Department of General Surgery, SRM Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20193008

Keywords:

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

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.

Author Biography

Tharun Ganapathy Chitrambalam, Department of General Surgery, SRM Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Assistant Professor, Department of General & Minimal Access Surgery

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Published

2019-06-29

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Case Reports