Endometrium appearance in a patient with caesarean scar diverticulum
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Endometrium appearance in a patient with caesarean scar diverticulum

Zhenteng Liu, Hongchu Bao

Department of Reproductive Medicine, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai 264000, China

Correspondence to: Hongchu Bao, PhD. Department of Reproductive Medicine, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital, 20 Yuhuangding East Rd., Yantai 264000, China. Email: hongchubao@outlook.com.

Received: 06 December 2019; Accepted: 12 December 2019; Published: 15 January 2020.

doi: 10.21037/ls.2019.12.04


A 36-year-old Chinese woman was referred to our Reproductive Medicine Clinic with secondary infertility. She explained that six years ago, cesarean section was performed because of breech presentation smoothly. Her menstrual cycle became irregular with prolonged and postmenstrual spotting lasting between 10 and 15 days four year ago; before this, her periods last 28–30 days with 4–5 days of bleeding. At transvaginal ultrasound examination, a cesarean scar diverticulum of 23×12 mm was identified. Hysteroscopy was done after exclusion of pregnancy, and we found a rare and interesting endometrial manifestation: diffuse short-red earthworm-like appearance on the endometrium of margin of diverticulum (Figure 1A), anterior wall (Figure 1B), bottom of uterine cavity (Figure 1C), and around opening of oviduct (Figure 1D). Endometrial biopsy showed that endometrial glands were dilated, erythrocyte degeneration was accumulated, and CD138 was negative by immunohistochemistry. This phenomenon is related to hematocele in uterine cavity.

Figure 1 Photograph of endometrium appearance under hysteroscopy. (A) The endometrium of margin of diverticulum; (B) anterior wall; (C) bottom of uterine cavity; (D) around opening of oviduct.

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doi: 10.21037/ls.2019.12.04
Cite this article as: Liu Z, Bao H. Endometrium appearance in a patient with caesarean scar diverticulum. Laparosc Surg 2020;4:1.