Recurrent hemorrhagic ascites: a rare presentation of endometriosis.

  title={Recurrent hemorrhagic ascites: a rare presentation of endometriosis.},
  author={Meena J Palayekar and Joseph Jenci and John Andrew Carlson},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={110 2 Pt 2},
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is rarely a cause of recurrent hemorrhagic ascites. This report draws attention to this uncommon condition, which could present a diagnostic dilemma. CASE A young African-American woman who had experienced recurrent hemorrhagic ascites for more than 2 years underwent laparotomy and was found to have extensive pelvic endometriosis. After a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, her ascites resolved. CONCLUSION Endometriosis should be considered in the… CONTINUE READING