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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 980–981 | Cite as

Abdominal Wall Endometriosis in an Abdominoplasty Patient

  • Louise PhotiouEmail author
  • Chin-Guan Tan
  • Kim O. Taylor
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Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma at extrauterine sites. It commonly occurs in sites such as the bladder, ovaries, pelvic cul-de-sac, bowel, or pelvic peritoneum but has been reported as distant as an upper limb [1]. Cutaneous endometriosis or abdominal wall endometriosis has been extensively described at the incisional scar of Caesarean sections up to 11 years post-operatively [2, 3]. Abdominal wall endometriosis distant to the incisional site is a rare condition and has only been described once before in the literature. The cause is believed to be direct implantation of endometrial tissues intra-operatively. Usually patients complain of pain at the site during menstruation. We...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Alfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Melbourne PathologyCollingwoodAustralia
  3. 3.Re Plastic SurgeryToorakAustralia
  4. 4.Box Hill HospitalBox HillAustralia

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