Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Eastern and Central Africa

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Post caesarean section anterior abdominal wall endometriosis : case report and review of literature

JW Ngatia


Abdominal wall endometriosis is a likely sequelae of caesarean section as viable endometrial tissue are deposited in the peritoneal cavity or anterior abdominal wall. One such case to sensitize clinicians of this rare presentation of the disease is presented. The patient was a 48 year old woman who presented with a lesion and cyclical bleeding from a midline caesarean section scar for nine months. The lesion was excised and diagnosis was confirmed on histology.

Key words: Endometriosis, Anterior abdominal wall, Caesarean section

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