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Rectus abdominis muscle endometriosis: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20666967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The abdominal wall is an uncommon site of extrapelvic endometriosis, which usually develops in a previous surgical scar and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any abdominal swelling. Endometriosis involving the rectus abdominis muscle is a very rare event and its rarity explains the incomplete nature of the reports in the literature. Up to the present, 18 cases with lesions contained entirely within the rectus abdominis muscle were clearly documented in medical literature with only four cases as a primary location. We report a case, which came to our observation, of primary endometriosis of the rectus abdominis muscle. The patient underwent only surgery without any medical treatment. Currently, the patient is in follow up for four years with no recovery of the disease. In our experience, surgery is the treatment of choice and it is decisive. We reviewed the literature and summarized all reported cases.
Luca Giannella; Antonio La Marca; Giliana Ternelli; Glennis Menozzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  2012-01-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  902-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, C. Magati Hospital, Scandiano, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Wall / pathology,  surgery
Endometriosis / pathology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Muscular Diseases / pathology*,  surgery
Rectus Abdominis / pathology,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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