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Radiofrequency ablation of abdominal wall endometrioma.
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PMID:  19184197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Extraperitoneal endometriosis is the presence of ectopic, functional endometrium outside the peritoneal cavity, and its occurrence is exceedingly rare. Diagnostic imaging--including ultrasound, duplex ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging--in the preoperative assessment of patients with suspected abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE) is helpful for detection and accurate determination of the extent of disease. The treatment of choice for AWE is surgical excision. In addition, medical therapies can be used. We present one case of AWE treated with percutaneous radiofrequency ablation under ultrasound guidance. There were no major complications, and the patient's symptoms improved. In selected patients, radiofrequency ablation can be used safely for the treatment of AWE; however, further studies are needed to confirm this hypothesis.
Gianpaolo Carrafiello; Federico Fontana; Carlo Pellegrino; Monica Mangini; Luca Cabrini; Davide Mariani; Filippo Piacentino; Salvatore Cuffari; Domenico Laganà; Carlo Fugazzola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1432-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1300-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Varese, Italy.
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