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Menstruating primary umbilicus cutaneous endometriosis: A case report and review of literature

Ade-Ojo Idowu Pius, Ipinnimo Oluwadare Martins

Abstract: Primary umbilical cutaneous endometriosis is a rare umbilical endometrioma that affects women who are within the reproductive age group. It may be associated with infertility and severe dysmenorrhea and can be difficult to diagnosed in an asymptomatic patient. We report a case of a 38-year-old nulliparous with seven years history of infertility and severe dysmenorrhea. Her hormonal profile assay and hysterosalpingogram results were normal while her husband semen analysis was also within normal range. She complained of monthly bleeding from a painful rubbery multilobate cutaneous nodule on the umbilicus of one year duration. She was diagnosed of cutaneous endometriosis. The diagnosis was confirmed histologically and she had surgical excision with good outcome.
Keywords: cutaneous endometriosis / umbilical / umbilicus / severe dysmenorrhea / case report / infertility and severe

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