Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : ED03 - ED04

Co-existence of Endometriotic Cyst of the Ovary and Arias-Stella Reaction in a Non-Pregnant Woman: Report of a Rare Case ED03-ED04

Volga Harikrishnan, Muthuvel Esaki, Chitra Srinivasan, Parimala Arockiasamy, Shanthi Ethirajan

Dr. Volga Harikrishnan,
5/235, Thiruvika Street, MPS Nagar, Behind SBI, Thiruvallur-602001, Tamilnadu, India.

Endometriosis is defined as presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. It can occur anywhere in the ovary. In the ovary it is usually presented as cyst, termed as endometriotic cyst or Chocolate cyst. Arias-Stella reaction is usually seen in gestational endometrium or in ectopic gestation site and rarely in non-pregnant uterus with hormonal intake. Co-existence of endometriosis and Arias-Stella reaction is very rare. We present a very rare case of endometriotic cyst of the ovary exhibiting Arias –Stella reaction which was seen in of non pregnant patient without any history of hormonal intake.