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Saturday, November 11, 2006

A rare case of precoccygeal endometriosis

Titre du document / Document title
A rare case of precoccygeal endometriosis
Auteur(s) / Author(s)
MICHA John P. (1) ; GOLDSTEIN Bram H. (1) ; RETTENMAIER Mark A. (1) ; BROWN John V. (1) ;
Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)
(1) Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Hoag Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Newport Beach, California, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is commonly identified in the abdomen, specifically the ovaries, adnexa, and fallopian tubes, and sometimes in more distant areas; precoccygeal endometriosis is an extremely rare phenomenon. CASE: We present a case involving a 44-year-old woman diagnosed and treated for precoccygeal endometriosis. She underwent laparotomy, extensive lysis of pelvic adhesions, and resection of a 2.5-cm midline precoccygeal mass. After surgical excision of the precoccygeal endometriosis, the patient recovered without incident. CONCLUSION: Precoccygeal endometriosis is a very rare diagnosis.
Revue / Journal Title
Obstetrics & gynecology (Obstet. gynecol.) ISSN 0029-7844 CODEN OBGNAS

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