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Mehdizadeh A, Chaichian S, Mirgaloybayat S, Rokhgireh S, Tahermanesh K, Kadivar M et al . Right-side inguinal canal endometriosis at ultrasound: A case report. IJRM 2022; 20 (1) :59-64
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1- Endometriosis Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Pars Advanced and Minimally Invasive Medical Manners Research Center, Pars Hospital, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Pathology, Hazrat-e-Rasool Akram General Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Endometriosis Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , Farahnaz1826@yahoo.com
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Background: The first case of inguinal endometriosis was described by Cullen. Endometriosis in the round ligament could be in the pelvic or inguinal area and is a rare disease occurring in 0.6% of women. Women with inguinal endometriosis have a painful inguinal mass during menstrual cycles and they mostly have a history of surgery. The right side is more commonly involved in inguinal endometriosis than the left side (90-94%). A history of gynecologic or abdominal surgery is common in women with inguinal endometriosis.
Case presentation: In our case, a 39-yr-old virgin woman presented with localized pain in the right inguinal that had been present for 4 yr. She did not have any history of previous surgery, and abdominal ultrasonography showed a hypoechoic mass with minimal vascularity. Inguinal endometriosis was correctly diagnosed by two expert radiologists preoperatively, and she underwent laparoscopic surgery.
Conclusion: Considering inguinal endometriosis in the differential diagnosis of women with inguinal masses is important, even if there is no history of gynecologic or abdominal surgery.
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Reproductive Surgery

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