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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-140

Anterior abdominal wall endometriosis following caesarean section: A case report

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, P. O. Box 5025, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria

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L C Ikeako
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaceology Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 5022, Amaku, Awka, Anambra State
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Endometriosis is the presence of glandular and stromal elements of endometrial tissue in aberrant sites. Extrapelvic endometriosis is rare and possible sites include laparatomy scars, some abdominal viscera and lungs. This is a report of a 28 year woman who presented with a three month history of bleeding from her caesarean section scar during her monthly menstruation, in whom abdominal examination revealed a midline subumbilical scar with a sinus surrounded by area of induration discharging menstrum. A wide excision of the lesion was performed and history confirmed endometriosis.

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