Abdominal wall endometriosis: a surgeon's perspective and review of 445 cases.

  title={Abdominal wall endometriosis: a surgeon's perspective and review of 445 cases.},
  author={John D. Horton and Kent J. Dezee and Eric P Ahnfeldt and Michel Wagner},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={196 2},
BACKGROUND Abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE) is defined as endometrial tissue superficial to the peritoneum. AWE often is misdiagnosed and referred to surgeons for treatment. We performed a systematic review of published cohorts to quantify demographics, symptoms, and outcomes of patients having AWE. METHODS An English language PubMed search from January 1951 to August of 2006 was conducted using several search terms for endometrioma. CONCLUSIONS Twenty-nine articles describing 455… CONTINUE READING
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