Cutaneous endometriosis

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Cutaneous endometriosis is characterized by the appearance of papules at the umbilicus or in lower abdominal scars after gynecologic surgery in middle-aged women.[1]: 628  The size averages to 2 cm in diameter. Its colour ranges from blue to violet, brown or skin-coloured.[2]

Rarely, endometriosis may present inside the muscles of the abdominal wall instead of the skin after caesarean section.[3]

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  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ Raffi L, Suresh R, McCalmont TH, Twigg AR (December 2019). "Cutaneous endometriosis". International Journal of Women's Dermatology. 5 (5): 384–386. doi:10.1016/j.ijwd.2019.06.025. PMC 6938861. PMID 31909163.
  3. ^ Bozkurt M, Çil AS, Bozkurt DK (December 2014). "Intramuscular abdominal wall endometriosis treated by ultrasound-guided ethanol injection". Clinical Medicine & Research. 12 (3–4): 160–5. doi:10.3121/cmr.2013.1183. PMC 4317157. PMID 24667221.