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Malignant degeneration of perineal endometriosis in episiotomy scar, case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17300680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although malignant degeneration of cutaneous endometriosis is rare at only 0.3-1% in endometriosis surgical scars, diagnosis and management need to be defined. A case of malignant degeneration of perineal endometriosis is reported, with a review of literature. Physiopathology, epidemiological data, diagnostic and therapeutic methods are discussed for malignant degeneration of cutaneous endometriosis. Any scar lesion that evolves in response to the menstrual cycle should be considered endometriosis until proven otherwise, and thus could require surgical resection, with histological analysis. A history of cutaneous endometriosis with frequent recurrences can indicate malignant degeneration. All cases require long-term clinical follow-up because, despite the rarity of this diagnosis, the delay between benign endometriosis and malignant transformation can vary from a few months to over 40 years.
G Chene; C Darcha; P Dechelotte; G Mage; M Canis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-02-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1048-891X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Gynecol. Cancer     Publication Date:    2007 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-16     Completed Date:  2007-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111626     Medline TA:  Int J Gynecol Cancer     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  709-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, CHU Polyclinique, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cicatrix / complications*
Cystadenocarcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology
Endometriosis / complications*
Episiotomy / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Perineum* / pathology

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