Cesarean-Section Scar Endometrioma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Endometriomas can occur after any surgery where there is endometrial manipulation, and there are a number of reports of endometriomas developing in the abdominal wall at the site of the Pfannenstiel incision following Cesarean-section. Although this is ultimately a histopathologically-confirmed diagnosis, preoperative imaging including ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging may be helpful in the diagnosis and assessment. We report a pathology-confirmed case of Cesarean-section endometrioma with a classic, clinical presentation and imaging findings on computed tomography. A comprehensive literature review and discussion of the multi-modality imaging appearance of Cesarean-section endometrioma is also provided.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kocher, M; Hardie, A; Schaefer, A; McLaren, T; Kovacs, M

Published Date

  • December 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 26

PubMed ID

  • 29290906

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5741084

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-0922

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3941/jrcr.v11i12.3178


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States