Fletcher, Horace M.; McFarlane, Michael E.; Shirley, Suzanne E.; Clarke, W. F.; Lyon, K.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Massive ascites secondary to severe endometriosis
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Massive ascites is an unusual association with endometriosis. This case report is of such a condition in an Afro-Jamaican woman. The diagnosis was made at laparotomy and conservative treatment was adopted allowing for retention of reproductive function. Postoperative therapy was Goserelin, a Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonist, for six months. This relieved all of her symptoms. However, long term follow-up is needed, as recurrence is possible.....