Saturday, May 21, 2011

Answer to Medical Challenge

This is a really good one and several of you got it right.  The answer is #1. Endometrioma.  (scroll to post on 5/19/2011 for the image)

The woman's medical history was significant for dysmenorrhea (painful periods) and two recent laparoscopic resections of endometriomas. Histologic examination after resection of the nodule revealed the presence of endometrial glands and stroma. Endometriosis of the umbilicus, also called Villar’s nodule, is a rare presentation of extrapelvic endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a condition where cells that line the uterus start growing in other areas of the body.  They are responsive to hormones and that is why she had intermittent bleeding. (that was the cue to the diagnosis).  Endometriosis is common but having tissue like this that goes beyond the pelvis is quite rare.


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How is it treated?

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Dysmenorrhea refers to the syndrome of painful menstruation. It is one of the most common gynecologic problems. Acupuncture and acupressure are used to treat dysmenorrhea.

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