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Spontaneous cutaneous umbilical endometriosis: Report of a new case with immunohistochemical study and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21810390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Endometriosis (i.e., the presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity) may rarely affect the skin either spontaneously or secondary to abdomino-pelvic surgery. Spontaneous cutaneous endometriosis appears most commonly on the umbilicus (Villar nodule) and manifests with a red-brown nodule that characteristically shows cyclic variations (tenderness or bleeding) with the menstrual cycle. We present herein a new case of spontaneous cutaneous endometriosis of the umbilicus that was studied immunohistochemically and review the salient clinicopathologic features of this rare condition.
Authors:
Kyriakos Kyamidis; Viviana Lora; Jean Kanitakis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Edouard Herriot Hospital Group, Lyon, France.
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