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Dan C. Martin, MD
UT Medical Group, Inc.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

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Daniel Clyde Martin, M.D.
UT Medical Group, Inc.
Infertility and Gynecology
Reproductive Surgery
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Other Problems Confused with Endometriosis

Adapted from "Recognition of Endometriosis" in
Laparoscopic Appearance of Endometriosis, Lecture Supplement
Martin DC (ed), Resurge Press, Memphis, (c)1991

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Other peritoneal lesions have been confused with endometriosis. These include epithelial inclusions, inflammatory lesions, adrenal rest tumor, reaction to oil base hysterosalpingogram dye, cul-de-sac ectopic pregnancy, metastatic cancer, peritoneal inclusions associated with positive chlamydia titers, carbon from previous laser surgery, granulation tissue, psammoma bodies (dystrophic calcification), old suture remnants, splenosis, Walthard Rests, ovarian cancer, inflammatory cystic inclusions, inflammation associated with psammoma bodies, and hemangiomas.

CarbEndo1c.jpg (53131 bytes)Carbon from previous laser surgery over scarred black lesion.  The biopsy histology is in the Color Atlas of Endometriosis.

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Bibliography

bulletHiggins, R. V., & Crain, J. L. (1995). Laparoscopic removal of pelvic splenosis. J Reprod Med, 40, 140-142.
bulletHunt, R. B. (1997). Laparoscopic management of adnexal masses, presented at Gynecologic Surgery for Clinicians, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 1997 No. 
bulletJansen, R. P. S., & Russell, P. (1986). Nonpigmented endometriosis: clinical, laparoscopic, and pathologic definition. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 155, 1154-1159.
bulletMartin, D., Khare, V., & Parker, L. (1994). Clear and opaque vesicles: endometriosis, psammoma bodies, endosalpingiosis or cancer. In E. M. Coutinho, P. Spinola, & L. H. de Moura (Eds.), Progress in the Management of Endometriosis New York: Parthenon Publishing.
bulletMartin, D. C., & Diamond, M. P. (1986). Operative laparoscopy: comparison of lasers with other techniques. Curr Probl Obstet Gynecol Fertil, 9, 563-601.
bulletMartin, D. C., Hubert, G. D., Vander Zwaag, R., & El-Zeky, F. A. (1989). Laparoscopic appearances of peritoneal endometriosis. Fertil Steril, 51, 63-67.
bulletMartin, D. C., & Vander Zwaag, R. (1987). Excisional techniques for endometriosis with the CO2 laser laparoscope. J Reprod Med, 32, 753-758.
bulletMatonis, L. M., & Luciano, A. A. (1995). A case of splenosis masquerading as endometriosis. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 173, 971-973.
bulletStovall, T. G., & Ling, F. W. (1988). Splenosis: report of a case and review of the literature. Obstet Gynecol Surv, 43, 69-72.

Adapted from "Recognition of Endometriosis" in
Laparoscopic Appearance of Endometriosis, Lecture Supplement
Martin DC (ed), Resurge Press, Memphis, (c)1991

The color illustrations that accompanied this paper are in the Color Atlas.

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