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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 264, Issue 1, pp 39–41 | Cite as

Endometriosis presenting as bloody pleural effusion and ascites-report of a case and review of the literature

  • Jalpa Bhojawala
  • D. S. Heller
  • Bernadette Cracchiolo
  • Jahir Sama
Case Report

Abstract 

A 34 year-old female presented with blood-stained pleural effusion and ascites. Investigation revealed a pelvic mass. She underwent exploratory laparotomy, and was found to have endometriosis. Total abdominal hysterectomy and right salpingo-oophorectomy was performed.

Key words Endometriosis Ascites Pleural effusion 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jalpa Bhojawala
    • 1
  • D. S. Heller
    • 2
  • Bernadette Cracchiolo
    • 3
  • Jahir Sama
    • 3
  1. 1.New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  2. 2.Department of Pathology-UH/E141, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark NJ 07103, USA e-mail: hellerds@umdnj.edu; Tel.: 973–972–0751; , Fax: 973–972–5724US
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, Newark, NJ

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