An unusual case of endometrial trocar site implantation

T. Martínez-Serna, K. D. Stalter, Charles Filipi, T. Tomonaga

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We present the case of a 35-year-old woman with a history of apparent bilateral hernia who had a surgical intervention that included a diagnostic laparoscopy converted to open laparotomy. The patient experienced endometrial implants exclusively at trocar sites. This case is cited as validation of the pneumoperitoneum-induced free cell implantation theory, or the so-called aerosolization theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-994
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1998

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  • Surgery

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    Martínez-Serna, T., Stalter, K. D., Filipi, C., & Tomonaga, T. (1998). An unusual case of endometrial trocar site implantation. Surgical Endoscopy, 12(7), 992-994.