IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 27 / Issue 2 / pii/2006141

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Endometriosis mimicking soft tissue tumors: Diagnosis and treatment

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1 Second Department of Surgery, Areteion University Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Pathology, Areteion University Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2006, 27(2), 168–170;
Published: 10 April 2006

The clinical manifestations, the radiologic appearance and the treatment of four women with extragenital endometriosis of the abdominal wall are presented. In two patients endometriosis was found adherent with the structures of the inguinal canal and in the other two the tumors infiltrated structures of the abdominal wall. Symptoms included cyclical pain and palpable subcutaneous masses fixed to the surrounding tissues. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging failed to differentiate the lesions from other soft tissue tumors. Resection to healthy tissue margins is the treatment of choice, in order to avoid local recurrence.

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