World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 6

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Endometriosis of the sigmoid colon presenting as acute intestinal obstruction

santos vitorino modesto
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2017, 6:6

Abstract

Endometriosis is a relatively frequent condition, but the intestinal involvement is uncommon and evolves asymptomatic in up to 37% of cases, whereas complete obstruction rarely occurs. Two case studies of intestinal bowel obstruction due to endometriosis are herein commented, with emphasis about the diagnostic challenges related to abdominal malignant conditions.

Key Words

endometriosis, bowel endometriosis, intestinal obstruction




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