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Recurrent umbilical endometriosis after laparoscopic treatment of minimal pelvic endometriosis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17694981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Umbilical endometriosis is extremely rare. The majority of cases occur spontaneously. There have been a few reported cases following laparoscopy but none for the treatment of pelvic endometriosis. CASE: Umbilical endometriosis occurred 20 months after laparoscopic treatment of stage 1 pelvic endometriosis. The symptoms recurred 7 months following excision of the lesion and were successfully treated with silver nitrate cautery. CONCLUSION: This is the first reported case of umbilical endometriosis following laparoscopic treatment of pelvic endometriosis as well as the first to demonstrate that chemical cautery may cure small lesions.
Jeffrey M Goldberg; Mohamed A Bedaiwy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-14     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  551-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cautery / methods
Electrocoagulation / adverse effects*
Endometriosis / complications,  surgery*
Laparoscopy / adverse effects*
Silver Nitrate / therapeutic use
Umbilicus / pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
7761-88-8/Silver Nitrate

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