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Cutaneous Endometriosis of the Umbilicus
Po-Han Huang, Ren-Yeu Tsai, Ming-Jing Chen, Heng-Leong Chan
Dermatol Sinica 13: 103-109, 1995

A 46 year-old woman presented with a flesh-colored umbilical tumor which was rhythmically painful and waxed and waned with menstruation. A biopsy of the lesion revealed ectopic endometrial glands surrounded by endometrial stroma and scattered hemosiderin-laden macrophages and was diagnosed as endometriosis. Although cutaneous endometriosis of the umbilicus is a rare occurrence, it is sometimes of great importance in the differential diagnosis of malignancy of the umbilicus.

   
   
 
 
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