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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Clear cell carcinoma arising from scar endometriosis: Acase report and literature review


Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Shu-Han Huang
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, 95, Wen Chang Road, Shilin District, Taipei
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/tcmj.tcmj_11_17

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Scar endometriosis is uncommon and defined as the presence of ectopic endometrial glands in abdominal soft tissues after a gynecological operation. Malignant transformation has been reported but remains rare. Carcinogenesis occurs in ectopic endometrial tissue with repeated hormone stimulation during the menstrual cycle. We present a case of clear cell carcinoma directly arising from scar endometriosis after a cesarean section and review all 16cases reported.


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