Rare Cause of Inguinal Pain

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2016.0167-0168

german translation / full article

Peter Fleischmann

Keywords: Extragenital Endometriosis Inguinal Pain Ultrasound

Background: Endometriosis is defined as ectopic endometrial tissue, which can cause pain.

Case Report: A 30 year-old female presented with right sided inguinal pain and recurrent inguinal swelling. The ultrasound of the inguinal region showed an hypoechoic lesion at the inner part of the inguinal channel. In the following diagnostic laparoscopy an extragenital endometriosis with affection of the inguinal chanel was found.

Conclusions: Inguinal pain and swelling can be caused by an extragenital endometriosis. In women, the cofinding of pain at the time of menstruation is a helpful anamnestic hint. Endometric tissue can be shown as hypoechoic lesions in ultrasound.

(State: 15.04.2016)

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