Scar endometriosis as a complication of surgically treated utero‑cutaneous fistula

  • Ishak Kayode Lawal
  • Aliyu Kabir Suleiman
  • Chimezie Augustus Obiokonkwo
  • Nanthaniel Ketare
Keywords: Cesarean section; scar endometriosis; surgical treatment; utero‑cutaneous fistula.

Abstract

Extra‑pelvic endometriosis is a rare form of endometriosis, however cesarean section scar is a common site for the rare condition. Scar  endometriosis can be associated with obstetric or gynecologic surgeries. Utero‑cutaneous fistula is an abnormal communication between the endometrium and the skin, this is another rare clinical condition that may complicate cesarean section. We report a case of a 23‑year‑old woman presenting with features suggestive of scar endometriosis about 20 months after surgical treatment of utero‑cutaneous fistula. The utero‑cutaneous fistula developed 2 months after cesarean section. This case is presented to highlight scar endometriosis as a complication of surgical management of utero‑cutaneous fistula and emphasize the importance of complete surgical excision in the management of both rare conditions.

Key words: Cesarean section; scar endometriosis; surgical treatment; utero‑cutaneous fistula.

Published
2020-09-07
Section
Articles

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