Umbilical Endometriosis: Case Report and Review of Current Management

Author(s): Akhter F, Mallick R, Ball E

Umbilical endometriosis (UE) remains a rare occurrence with an incidence of approximately 0.5–1.0% in all cases of endometriosis. It can be subdivided into primary UE (Villar’s nodule), developing spontaneously, or secondary following previous abdominal surgery and is usually due to the iatrogenic seeding of endometrial tissue. We present the case of a 35-year-old patient who presented with a large umbilical nodule that was successfully treated with complete surgical excision and reconstruction of the umbilicus and review the wider literature.

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