Unusual sites (thorax and umbilical hernial sac) of endometriosis

J R Coll Surg Edinb. 2001 Oct;46(5):313-5.


Extra-pelvic endometriosis in the thorax or umbilical hernia is rare. We report a case of thoracic endometriosis presenting with isolated chest pain and a case of endometriosis in an umbilical hernial sac mimicking incarceration. The clinical course and management of the patients and a literature review of these two unusual sites of endometriosis are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Endometriosis / diagnosis*
  • Endometriosis / pathology
  • Endometriosis / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hernia, Umbilical / diagnosis*
  • Hernia, Umbilical / pathology
  • Hernia, Umbilical / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Assessment
  • Thoracic Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Thoracic Diseases / pathology
  • Thoracic Diseases / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed