[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We discuss a rare presentation of an unusual case of endometrioma.
A 40-year-old Caucasian woman presented with subacute abdominal pain and a suprapubic mass. A final diagnosis was made after the mass was resected and histopathology confirmed an endometrioma originating from an urachal remnant. Select imaging studies and histopathology are presented in this case report.
While endometriomata are well known to arise from abdominal scars, the condition described in this case report is a rare example of an endometrioma arising from the urachus. A review of the pathological complications of the urachus is also included.
Journal of Medical Case Reports 12/2009; 3:9310. DOI:10.1186/1752-1947-3-9310
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Persistent lymphatic drainage following retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular tumor is an uncommon complication.
We describe a 21-year old man of Caucasian origin who had metastatic non-seminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis, and underwent retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, nephrectomy and partial inferior vena cava excision for a residual mass. The patient subsequently developed persistent lymphatic drainage causing foot drop that eventually responded to conservative medical and surgical measures.
This postoperative condition usually responds well to conservative measures but has the potential for serious morbidity if it is not managed appropriately.
Journal of Medical Case Reports 08/2009; 3:8704. DOI:10.4076/1752-1947-3-8704