Diagnosis of primary abdominal wall endometriosis on cytology: An unusual presentation

  • Ankit Kaushik VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, GGSIPU
  • Anamika Jaiswal Assistant Professor, GMC Haldwani
Keywords: FNAC, Endometriosis, Abdominal wall, Cytology


Abdominal wall endometriosis is a rare type of extra pelvic endometriosis. The abdominal wall endometriosis mostly occurs in the pre existing laprotomy scars in the lower abdominal wall following caesarian section or hysterectomy. We present a case of   primary abdominal wall endometriosis in arising in the anterior abdominal wall above umbilicus with no previous history of any surgery or scar, diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology. Primary abdominal wall endometriosis is extremely rare and can be clinically challenging, Fine needle aspiration cytology provides easy and reliable technique for diagnosing endometriosis.

Author Biographies

Ankit Kaushik, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, GGSIPU
Senior Resident
Anamika Jaiswal, Assistant Professor, GMC Haldwani
Assistant Professor


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