Published: 2017-05-25

Endometriosis in broad ligament: a rare case

Rooplekha Chauhan, Ruchita Dadhich, Bharti Sahu, Sonal Sahni


Endometriosis is a relatively common entity among females presenting with abdominal pain and infertility. The endometriosis of broad ligament is a very rare yet interesting condition. In majority of the reported cases, endometriosis of broad ligament had recurrence after surgical excision. We are reporting one such case in a young nulliparous woman from Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh.


Broad ligament endometriosis

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