Intestinal endometriosis mimicking appendicites: A case report and review of literature

Digvijay Sarma, Rajesh Nair, Tushar Dani, Swapnil Varma, Vijay Koduru, Prashanth Shetty

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Intestinal endometriosis has been found in 3%-37% of menstruating women and isolated ileal deposit is very rare (1%-7%). It is an infrequent cause of intestinal obstruction, ranging from 7% to 23% of all cases with intestinal involvement. We report our experience in a lady who presented with recurrent bouts of pain abdomen mimicking appendicitis and was found to have a mass in the right iliac fossa on diagnostic laparoscopy. In spite of conservative management she went on to develop acute intestinal obstruction and underwent emergency laparotomy and limited colonic resection. Histology of the resected spec-imen showed evidence of endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-224
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Chronicles
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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