Endometriosis in a postmenopausal woman without previous hormonal therapy: a case report
Keywords: 
Endometriosis
Hormonal therapy
Issue Date: 
2009
Publisher: 
BioMed Central
ISSN: 
1752-1947
Citation: 
Manero MG, Royo P, Olartecoechea B, Alcazar JL. Endometriosis in a postmenopausal woman without previous hormonal therapy: a case report. J Med Case Rep 2009 Nov 18;3:135.
Abstract
Introduction The prevalence of pelvic endometriosis is high, affecting approximately 6% to 10% of women of reproductive age. Although endometriosis has been associated with the occurrence of menstrual cycles, it can affect between 2% to 5% of postmenopausal women. Case presentation We present a case of ovarian endometriosis in a 62-year-old Spanish Caucasian woman with no previous use of hormonal therapy and no history of endometriosis or infertility. Conclusion Although the reported situation is rare, it is important to be aware of endometriosis after the menopause: post-menopausal endometriosis confers a risk of recurrence and malignant transformation.

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