Umbilical Endometriosis Coexisting with Umbilical Hernia

  • Abyson Philip Holy Ghost Mission Hospital, Muttuchira, Kottayam, Kerala.
  • Ashitha Meenu Holy Ghost Mission Hospital, Muttuchira, Kottayam, Kerala
Keywords: Umbilical Endometriosis, Umbilical Hernia, Extragenital

Abstract

Endometriosis, though most often pelvic in site can have multiple presentations including the rare umbilical endometriosis, which accounts for 0.5-1% of all extragenital locations of endometriotic lesions. It can be primary or secondary in origin and can have varied clinical features ranging from a painless, discoloured nodule to cyclical pain and bleeding coinciding with menstruation. Though different radiological investigations have been suggested, histopathological examination after surgical excision of the lesion is the best method to confirm the diagnosis.

Author Biographies

Abyson Philip, Holy Ghost Mission Hospital, Muttuchira, Kottayam, Kerala.

Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon


Ashitha Meenu, Holy Ghost Mission Hospital, Muttuchira, Kottayam, Kerala

Observer, Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery

Published
2020-09-14