Extrapelvic endometriosis complicated with colonic obstruction

Yu Hung Lin, Li Jen Kuo, Ai Ying Chuang, Tsun I. Cheng, Chi Feng Hung

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Abstract

Endometriosis is often seen in gynecology practice and is treated medically. However, intestinal involvement of endometriosis causing obstruction is relatively uncommon and is hard to differentiate from malignancy before surgery. Herein, we present a case of acute colonic obstruction caused by rectal endometriosis. Repeat colonoscopic biopsy and imaging studies could not differentiate the lesion from malignancy. Segmental resection with anastomosis was performed to relieve the symptom and confirm the diagnosis. We present this unusual disease in general surgical practice and also review the literature. The incidence, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and risk of malignancy of intestinal endometriosis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Volume69
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colon
  • Endometriosis
  • Intestinal obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Lin, Y. H., Kuo, L. J., Chuang, A. Y., Cheng, T. I., & Hung, C. F. (2006). Extrapelvic endometriosis complicated with colonic obstruction. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, 69(1), 47-50.