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Table 1 Characteristics of three patients with inguinal endometriosis

From: Long term follow-up of inguinal endometriosis

  Case 1 Case 2 Case 3
Age at diagnosis 32 40 36
Gravidity and parity 2/1 0/0 3/0
Presenting symptoms Right inguinal mass with catamenial pain for 14mon Left inguinal incarcerated mass 2y Left inguinal mass with catamenial pain 6y and right inguinal incarcerated mass 0.5y
History of surgery Appendectomy in 2004 Right ovarian cystectomy in March, 2011; Infertility Induced abortion 3 times; dysmenorrhea
Physical findings Tender 2 cm nodule Tender 2 cm nodule Tender 3 cm left inguinal mass, 1.5 cm right inguinal nodule; uterine leiomyoma
MRI findings isointense and small scattered hyperintense both on T1- and T2-weighted images NA Left: hyperintense both on T1- and T2-weighted images
Right: hypointense on T1- and T2-weighted images
Type III I Left: III
Right: I
Tentative diagnosis Pelvic and inguinal endometriosis Incarcerated hernia Inguinal endometriosis
Operative date 2014-2-14 2012-8-14 2011-11-28
Surgical diagnosis and treatment Endometriosis of right round ligament excision and pelvic endometriosis ablation Left round ligament endometriosis excision; repaired the hernia; Bilateral round ligament endometriosis excision; Hernia sac was found in the right groin and was repaired
Follow-up 70mon
Adenomyosis; no recurrence
88mon
Adenomyosis; no recurrence
96mon
Adenomyosis; no recurrence