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Endometriosis in a postmenopausal woman without previous hormonal therapy: a case report

Manero MG, Royo P, Olartecoechea B [SP], Alcázar JL [SP].
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Avenida Pío XII, 36, 31008 Pamplona, Spain.

Magazine: Journal of Medical Case Reports

Date: Nov 18, 2009

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

INTRODUCTION
The prevalence of pelvic endometriosis is high, affecting approximately 6% to 10% of women of reproductive age. Although endometriosis has been associated with the occurrence of menstrual cycles, it can affect between 2% to 5% of postmenopausal women.

CASE PRESENTATION
We present a case of ovarian endometriosis in a 62-year-old Spanish Caucasian woman with no previous use of hormonal therapy and no history of endometriosis or infertility.

CONCLUSION
ALTHOUGH THE REPORTED SITUATION IS RARE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF ENDOMETRIOSIS AFTER THE MENOPAUSE: post-menopausal endometriosis confers a risk of recurrence and malignant transformation.

CITATION  J Med Case Reports. 2009 Nov 18;3:135

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