alexa Abstract | Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Mimicking Cancer: Presenting with Intestinal Obstruction
ISSN: 2327-4972

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research
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Abstract

Endometriosis is a common benign gynecological disease in women of reproductive age with a variety of clinical presentations ranging from asymptomatic to intractable and intolerance. Intestinal involvement occurs in 3% to 37% of patients with pelvic endometriosis, and rectosigmoid colon is the most frequently involved site [1]. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract may mimic primary gastrointestinal carcinoma. Bowel obstruction is rare because it usually involves the serous layer, sparing the mucosa. We report a case of a 43-year-old woman presented with gastrointestinalsymptoms of bowel obstruction as the first manifestation of disease and highlight the diagnostic difficulty.

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Author(s): Ying-Li Lin, Chao-Hung Yu

Keywords

Intestinal endometriosis, Endometriosis, Colon cancer, Bowel obstruction, Maternal Health

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