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Endometriosis of the groin hernia sac: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19590815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of histological normal endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. It occurs in up to 15% of menstruating women and often goes undetected. Some cases of soft-tissue involvement have been reported, particularly in the skin and subjacent tissues of surgical scars. However, we came cross a 42-year-old female patient with millimetric focal lesions in a groin hernia sac. A case report and a review of the literature are presented. Although definitive diagnosis still requires biopsy, the patient's cyclic symptoms and history of previous uterine surgery should suggest the correct diagnosis.
G Kiyak; E Ergul; S M Sarikaya; A Yazgan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-07-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1248-9204     ISO Abbreviation:  Hernia     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-20     Completed Date:  2010-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715168     Medline TA:  Hernia     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
General Surgery Department, Ankara Ataturk Teaching and Research Hospital, Askaabat Cad. Eser Sitesi B3 Blok Daire:11, TR-06490, Bahçelievler, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Endometriosis / pathology*,  surgery
Groin / pathology*,  surgery
Hernia, Inguinal / pathology*,  surgery

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