Umbilical Endometriosis Disguised by Seborrheic Keratosis on Punch Biopsy

Alexander C Svart, Rami M Ibrahim, Lise P Jørgensen, Jais O Berg


Endometriosis is a benign condition of the female genital system, characterized by endometrial tissue external to the uterine cavity. Of all cases with endometriosis, the incidence of umbilical endometriosis is only 0.29%. Umbilical endometriosis typical presents with symptoms including cyclical pain, bleeding, and swelling of the nodule. Morphological changes in the epidermis, as in this case, simulating a seborrheic keratosis both clinically and microscopically, can initially mask the underlying endometriosis and prolong the course of treatment. A thorough anamnesis and examination revealing the characteristic symptoms and findings coupled with a representative biopsy is essential to correctly diagnose umbilical endometriosis.

TidsskriftAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Udgave nummer12
Sider (fra-til)e227-e229
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2021


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