Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2005 Apr;48(4):1064-1068.

A Case of Primary Cutaneous Endometriosis at the Unbilicus

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pusan Adventist Hospital, Busan, Korea. mts5270@naver.com
  • 2Deparment of General Surgery, Pusan Adventist Hospital, Busan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Pusan Adventist Hospital, Busan, Korea.


Cutaneous endometriosis seems to be more common in women who have had a pelvic or abdominal operation and primary cutaneous endometriosis is very rare. In our hospital we experienced a 41-year-old woman who complained of the appearance at the umbilicus of a nodule and had not had operation. This nodule was responsible for recurrent pain and increasing in size and it was excised. Pathology findings revealed cutaneous endometriosis. So we present a case of primary cutaneous endometriosis with a brief review of literature.


Umbilical Endometriosis; Primary Cutaneous Endometriosis
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