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Umbilical endometriosis in a 45 year old Nigerian grandmultipara.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16749347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a 45 year old grandmultipara seen at our gynaecological clinic in October 2002 with a 5 month history of cyclical umbilical pain and swelling is presented. There was no prior history of abdominal or pelvic surgery. Umbilical lesion was excised and subjected to histological examination. This revealed umbilical endometriosis. Umbilical endometriosis is rare. The optimum treatment is surgical excision. It has been acknowledged that lack of awareness and facilities for diagnosis may contribute to its rarity. We recommend that gynaecologist should have an increased index of suspicion for this condition and send tissues of umbilical mass for histology.
G O Igberase; O F Igbekoyi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of medicine and medical sciences     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0309-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Med Med Sci     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-05     Completed Date:  2006-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801013     Medline TA:  Afr J Med Med Sci     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Baptist Medical Center, Eku, via Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Endometriosis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Umbilicus / pathology*

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