A young woman with endometriosis of kidney

Saudi Med J. 2006 Feb;27(2):244-6.


Endometriosis of kidney is a rare manifestation of a relatively common disease. We report a case in which ovarian and renal endometriosis were diagnosed concurrently. The disease was probably silent for a long time due to coexistent thyrotoxicosis modifying estrogen metabolism. Fine needle aspiration cytology clinched the diagnosis of endometriosis and avoided unnecessary nephrectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endometriosis / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Ovarian Diseases / diagnosis