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Intestinal obstruction secondary to endometriosis: A rare case of synchronous bowel localization

Preziosi, G; Cristaldi, M; Angelini, L; (2007) Intestinal obstruction secondary to endometriosis: A rare case of synchronous bowel localization. SURGICAL ONCOLOGY-OXFORD , 16 S161 - S163. 10.1016/j.suronc.2007.10.002.

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Abstract

Although endometriosis is a common disease in women of childbearing age, intestinal endometriosis is unusual and may cause clinically significant complications. We report a 35-year-old woman with endometriosis involving the ileocaecal junction and rectum who presented with intestinal obstruction. She was operated with a preoperative diagnosis of malignancy. The diagnosis of endometriosis was made only after histological examination of the resected specimen. Intestinal endometriosis has a diverse clinical spectrum, with nonspecific features in many patients. In female patients who have unexplained digestive complaints, endometriosis should also be considered in the differential diagnosis. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Intestinal obstruction secondary to endometriosis: A rare case of synchronous bowel localization
Location: Varese, ITALY
DOI: 10.1016/j.suronc.2007.10.002
Keywords: intestinal, endometriosis, preoperative diagnosis, intestinal obstruction, rectal endometriosis, COLORECTAL ENDOMETRIOSIS, DISEASE, RESECTION, COLON
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1310105
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