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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-57

Dysmenorrhea membranacea: A case report and review of the literature

Department of Pathology, Pd. Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Pragati S Upasham
Department of Pathology, Pd. Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400 706, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2394-4285.146709

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Dysmenorrhoea membranacea is a rare condition in which there is spontaneous expulsion of the fragments of endometrium in a cylindrical piece retaining the shape of the uterus. Here we present a case of dysmenorrhoea membranacea in 53 year old female patient who was on hormonal therapy for her irregular menstrual history, presented with the history of menorrhagia and passage of clots since one month.. Patient was subjected to D&C , during PV examination there was an expulsion of this endometrial cast. On histopathology it was diagnosed as dysmenorrhoea membranacea. It is an uncommon diagnosis, predominantly occurring in second and third decade of life. We also reviewed the literature associated with this lesion.

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