Past Issue

Volume 12, Number 3, Oct-Dec 2018, Pages: 263-266

Endometriosis of Diaphragm: A Case Report


Mania Kaveh, M.D, 1, 2, Kobra Tahermanesh, M.D, 1, Abolfazl Mehdizadeh Kashi, M.D, 1, *, Banafsheh Tajbakhsh, M.D, 1, Ghazal Mansouri, M.D, 1, 3, Kambiz Sadegi, M.D, 4, 5,
Endometriosis Research Center, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zabol University of Medical Science, Zabol, Iran
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran
Pain Research Center, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Department of Anesthesiology, Zabol University of Medical Science, Zabol, Iran
*Corresponding Address: P.O.Box: 1445613131 Endometriosis Research Center Iran University of Medical Science Tehran Iran Email:amehdizadehkashi@yahoo.com

Abstract

Endometriosis affects about 10% of women of reproductive age. Its main feature is the presence of stroma and endometrial glands in sites other than the uterus, mainly in pelvis. Pelvic peritoneum, ovaries, uterine ligaments, bladder, intestines, andcul-de-sac are among the affected areas. Sometimes endometriosis can be found outside of the pelvis and even above abdominal cavity, like indiaphragm.Herein, we present a case of an asymptomatic diaphragmatic endometriosis that was discovered incidentally during laparoscopy of pelvic endometriosis, as well as our appropriately proposed treatment protocol.