Condition Specific Radiology: Endometriosis (Incisional)


This page is dedicated to covering how endometriosis (incisional) will appear on different types of imaging studies.

Incisional endometriosis refers to the presence of endometrial tissue within a surgical incision scar (image source).



Fundamentally, endometriosis refers to the presence of endometrial tissue that is outside the uterine cavity. In incisional endometriosis this is present within surgical scar tissue.

Here are some general features of this condition that might be appreciated across modalities:


Key features of the appearance of this condition on this imaging modality are:

  • Hypoechoic tissue seen along the area of a surgical scar: often times best appreciated on a transabdominal ultrasound over the area of the scar.

Click on the thumbnails below to see examples of deep penetrating endometriosis on trasnvaginal ultrasound:


Page Updated: 02.19.2018