Retroperitoneal endometriosis causing unilateral hip pain

Sarosh Rana, Robert C. Stanhope, Thomas Gaffey, Bernard F. Morrey, Daniel A. Dumesic

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Background: The usual symptoms of endometriosis are secondary dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and infertility, but when located in the retroperitoneal space, it might have atypical symptoms that delay diagnosis and postpone therapy. Case: A young nulligravida presented with secondary dysmenorrhea and concurrent cyclic hip pain. Recent laparoscopy was reportedly normal. Computed tomography (CT)-directed percutaneous needle biopsy of a retroperitoneal mass showed endometriosis. Laparotomy with retroperitoneal dissection removed the endometriosis, and operative arthroscopy released strictured hip tendons improving her hip pain and limp. Conclusion: Retroperitoneal endometriosis presenting as hip pain was diagnosed by CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy permitting removal by a multidisciplinary surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)970-972
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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