Rectus abdominis muscle endometriotic mass in a woman affected by multiple sclerosis
Article first published online: 6 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2012 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 462–465, January 2013
How to Cite
Marci, R., Lo Monte, G., Soave, I., Bianchi, A., Patella, A. and Wenger, J. M. (2013), Rectus abdominis muscle endometriotic mass in a woman affected by multiple sclerosis. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 39: 462–465. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2012.01933.x
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 6 JUL 2012
- Received: December 20 2011.; Accepted: April 14 2012.
- abdominal wall;
- autoimmune diseases;
- multiple sclerosis;
- rectus abdominis muscle
We report a case of a rectus abdominis muscle endometriotic mass in a woman affected by multiple sclerosis. The pathogenesis of endometriosis is poorly understood but an immune system alteration could play a role in its onset and development. To date few studies have investigated the connection between autoimmune diseases and endometriosis. Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory, autoimmune, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. An autoimmune background might contribute both in the establishment of extrapelvic endometriotic lesions and in the possible increased risk of women with endometriosis to develop autoimmune diseases.