Inguinal endometriosis

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.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

1
2

References

  1. 1.

    Candiani GB, Vercellini P, Fedele L, Vendola N, Carinelli S, Scaglione V (1991) Inguinal endometriosis: pathogenetic and clinical implications. Obstet Gynecol 78:191–194

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    Jubanyik KJ, Comite F (1997) Extrapelvic endometriosis. Obstet Gynecol Clin 24:411–440

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    Kelemen PR (2002) Extrapelvic retroperitoneal endometrioma. Am J Surg 184:52–53

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    Khetan N, Torkington J, Watkin A, Jamison MH, Humphreys WV (1999) Endometriosis: presentation to general surgeons. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 81:255–259

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    Markham SM, Carpenter SE, Rock JA (1989) Extrapelvic endometriosis. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 16:193–219

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  6. 6.

    Miranda L, Settembre A, Capasso P, Piccolboni D, de Rosa N, Corcione F (2001) Inguinal endometriosis or irreducible hernia? A difficult preoperative diagnosis. Hernia 5:47–49

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    Singh KK, Lessels AM, Adam DJ, Jordan C, Miles WF, Macintyre IM, Greig JD (1995) Presentation of endometriosis to general surgeons: a 10-year experience. Br J Surg 82:1349–1351

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    Walter AJ, Hentz JG, Magtibay PM, Cornella JL, Magrina JF (2001) Endometriosis: correlation between histologic and visual findings at laparoscopy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 184:1407–1413

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    Zollner U, Girschick G, Steck T, Dietl J (2003) Umbilical endometriosis without previous pelvic surgery: case report. Arch Gynecol Obstet 267:258–260

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Metin Kapan.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Kapan, M., Kapan, S., Durgun, A.V. et al. Inguinal endometriosis. Arch Gynecol Obstet 271, 76–78 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-004-0624-z

Download citation

Keywords

  • Extrapelvic endometriosis
  • Inguinal canal