Umbilical Endometriosis and the Unsuspecting Plastic Surgeon

Author(s): Nura Y. Gouda, Marshall G. Miles

Our article describes the case of a 31 y.o. woman who presented with an unbiopsied, painful umbilical mass that had been enlarging over the previous two years. Surgical excision under local anesthesia was planned with subsequent pathology report revealing a diagnosis of umbilical endometriosis. Our paper discusses this specific case in addition to a brief literature review encompassing diagnosis, pathophysiology, medical and surgical management, and other common differential diagnoses.

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