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Recognizing abdominal wall endometriosis

Huber, Marisa MSPAS, PA-C; Grosel, John MD; Showen, Chad PA-C, ATC

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: July 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 7 - p 30–33
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000558237.67863.aa
Case Report

ABSTRACT Abdominal wall endometriosis is ectopic endometrial tissue in the abdominal wall. Consider this condition in any woman presenting with chronic abdominal pain and a surgical history significant for exposure of the abdominal cavity to the endometrial canal. The diagnosis can be suspected with accurate history taking and a thorough physical examination. In patients with suspected abdominal wall endometriosis, MRI is the imaging study of choice and complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice.

At the time this article was written, Marisa Huber was a student in the PA program at Marietta (Ohio) College. She now practices as a hospitalist PA at the Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic. John Grosel is an associate professor in the PA program at Marietta College and a radiologist at Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates, Inc., based in Columbus, Ohio. Chad Showen practices physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Memorial Health System in Marietta, Ohio. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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