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EP1261 Malignization of abdominal wall endometriom case report
  1. A Córdoba,
  2. O Puentes,
  3. E Mora,
  4. Woman and Neoplasia
  1. Department of Gynecology Oncology, University Foundation of Health Sciences, FUCS, Bogotá, Colombia


Introduction/Background Endometriosis can occur in extra pelvic locations. Abdominal wall endometriomas (AWE) usually occur as a secondary process to gynecological surgeries, most often caesarean, with an incidence between 0.03 to 0.45% and only 1% can be malignant.

Methodology 34-year-old patient who consulted due to dysmenorrhea, antecedent of two caesarean, to physical examination with nodular lesion in abdominal wall in relation to surgical scar, Ca 125: 696.60, pelvic ultrasound normal, in Abdominal and pelvic resonance of thickening and distortion of the straight muscles in the suprapubic region of the abdominal wall, conglomerate 84 * 68 * 39 mm. The diagnosis of AWE is made, she´s carried out to resection where a 10 x 15 cm lesion is evidenced, pathology report a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of endometrioid appearance.

The rarity presentation of a primary endometrioid adenocarcinoma in the abdominal wall, possible endometrial or ovarian origin are studied. She´s led to gynecological curettage reported as negative for hyperplasia / malignancy, CT scan with adnexal cystic lesion, primary ovarian is suspected, is decided to cytoreduction. Pathology report: adenomyotic uterus, parametria with endometriosis, 72 lymph node free of tumor. She´s assessed by clinical oncology and before non-standard management, decided clinical observation without evidence of tumor after 8 months of follow-up.

Results It was considered a rare case of a primary endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the abdominal wall and the most common histological type is clear cell adenocarcinoma (62%). The histopathological criteria of Sampson-Scott, such as the coexistence of benign and malignant endometrial tissue in the tumor, histological appearance consistent with endometrial origin and excluding another primary tumor site allow to confirm the diagnosis.

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Conclusion The malignization of the AWE is a rare clinical entity and the histological type endometrioid is even more rare, in terms of management wide local excision with free margins is the key point to prevent recurrence.

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