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Cervical endometriosis: a diagnostic and management dilemma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16021490     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cervical endometriosis is usually a retrospective finding on histology. We describe the diverse symptomatology of the disease, wherein a suspicion of diagnosis may be raised. A series of five patients with cervical endometriosis confirmed on histology was identified. One patient was asymptomatic but examination revealed a mass arising from the cervix. Two patients presented with persistent postcoital bleeding, one patient with intermenstrual bleeding and one patient with both intermenstrual and postcoital bleeding. All patients were followed up with colposcopy and cervical biopsy. Persistence of symptoms determined the mode of treatment which included surgical management in the form of large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) biopsy in four patients. Cervical endometriosis is a benign condition which may present with symptoms such as persistent post-coital bleeding or intermenstrual bleeding. Colposcopy and cervical biopsy are pivotal to the diagnosis. This condition can be managed expectantly in asymptomatic patients and persistent symptoms may warrant surgery.
Saurabh V Phadnis; Jagruti S Doshi; Oluyemisi Ogunnaike; Andrew Coady; Malcolm Padwick; F A Sanusi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  272     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-17     Completed Date:  2006-02-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Endometriosis / diagnosis,  pathology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Uterine Cervical Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*,  therapy
Vaginal Smears

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