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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 271, Issue 1, pp 76–78 | Cite as

Inguinal endometriosis

  • Metin KapanEmail author
  • Selin Kapan
  • A. Vedat Durgun
  • Ertugrul Goksoy
Case Report

Abstract

Introduction

Extrapelvic endometriosis is a rarely seen condition and it is occasionally presented to the general surgeons. It is often diagnosed incidentally.

Case report

In this report we presented three cases of inguinal endometriosis all of which were thought to be inguinal hernia preoperatively. They were diagnosed during the operation for inguinal hernia repair and treated with simple excision of the lesions with a part of the round ligament.

Keywords

Extrapelvic endometriosis Inguinal canal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Metin Kapan
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Selin Kapan
    • 1
  • A. Vedat Durgun
    • 1
  • Ertugrul Goksoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Cerrahpaşa Medical FacultyIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.IstanbulTurkey

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