Endometriosis presenting as an a
Endometriosis Presenting as an Acute Groin Swelling: A Case Report
Catherine L Boereboom1, Nicholas FS Watson1,
Rangsamy Sivakumar1, Gurprit Atwal2 and Gillian M Tierney1
1Department of Colorectal Surgery, Derby City General Hospital,
Uttoxeter Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3NE, UK
2Department of Pathology, Derby City General Hospital, Uttoxeter
Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3NE, UK
Cases Journal 2009
Published: 12 August 2009
Case Report: Abstract
Many conditions present as groin swellings, in both the elective and
emergency setting. The management of these conditions varies widely, thus a
prompt and accurate diagnosis is important.
A 27 year old female presented with an acute painful swelling in her right
groin. A preliminary diagnosis of an incarcerated femoral hernia led to urgent
surgical exploration. Histology of the excised tissue showed appearances
consistent with endometriosis.
Endometriosis is an unusual cause of an acute groin mass, which should be
considered as a differential diagnosis in women of childbearing age.
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