Endometriosis in an appendectomy scar: a case report
Keywords:Endometriosis, Appendectomy scar endometriosis
Endometriosis is an abnormal growth of functional endometrial glands outside the endometrium, causing pain and/or infertility. Endometriosis is commonly found in females of childbearing age. The most common location for endometriosis are the ovaries, pelvic cavity, peritoneum. Other important locations for edometriosis include scars from previously operated surgical sites for example cesarean section scars and cholecystectomy scars. Endometriosis found in an appendectomy scar is one of the rarest sites for endometriosis and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. The correct diagnosis of an appendectomy scar endometriosis is the base for an efficient treatment .Complete surgical excision is the preferred treatment for such cases. Herein we are reporting a case of endometriosis in an appendectomy scar.