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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2017, Vol. 44 Issue (1): 148-150    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3306.2017
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Retroperitoneal endometriosis in postmenopausal woman causing deep vein thrombosis: case report and review of the literature
M.M. Ianieri1, D.I.P. Buca1, *(), P. Panaccio2, M. Cieri2, F. Francomano2, M. Liberati1
1 Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, “SS. Annunziata” Hospital Chieti; “G. d'Annunzio University” Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy
2 Surgical Pathology Unit, “SS. Annunziata” Hospital Chieti; “G. d'Annunzio University” Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy
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Abstract  
Endometriosis is an uncommon disease in postmenopausal women (PMW), ranging from 2% to 5% of cases, and it is very important to exclude neoplastic transformation of the endometrium. The authors would like to introduce the case of a 63-year-old overweight patient with abdominal pain associated to pain and swelling of the left inferior limb occurring for approximately six weeks. The CT Xray of the abdomen revealed the presence of a retroperitoneal mass causing deep vein thrombosis because of extrinsic compression of the left iliac vein. Following removal of the pelvic masses with laparotomy, the histological exam revealed an endometriosis. The CT X-ray carried out after a month postoperatively revealed the root canal treatment of the left femoral vein with a considerable decrease of the thrombosis of homolateral external iliac veins. Despite the endometriosis, it is uncommon in women who have reached menopause and must be considered in the differential diagnosis of pelvic masses.
Key words:  Deep vein thrombosis      Endometriosis      Menopause     
Published:  10 February 2017     
*Corresponding Author(s):  D.I.P. BUCA     E-mail:  danilooh@hotmail.com

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M.M. Ianieri, D.I.P. Buca, P. Panaccio, M. Cieri, F. Francomano, M. Liberati. Retroperitoneal endometriosis in postmenopausal woman causing deep vein thrombosis: case report and review of the literature. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(1): 148-150.

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