Intestinal Obstruction from Multifocal Endometriosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Journal of Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014, Pages: 101-104
Received: Nov. 26, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 12, 2014; Published: Dec. 22, 2014
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Babatunde M. Duduyemi, Department of Pathology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Osei Owusu-Afriyie, Department of Pathology, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
Prince Bohene, University Teaching Hospital, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Akinwale N. Titiloye, Department of Pathology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Sampene P. Ossei, Department of Pathology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Ernest K. Adjei, Department of Pathology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Babarinde A. Ojo, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Benue State University, Markudi, Nigeria
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Abstract
Endometriosis causing intestinal obstruction presents a difficult challenge in making a timely and accurate clinical diagnosis because of the non-specific nature of its presentation which can mimic other causes of intestinal obstruction. We report a case of large bowel obstruction and rectal bleeding secondary to multifocal intestinal endometriosis which was thought to be colorectal cancer. Patient had partial colectomy done and histology showed endometriosis. Intestinal endometriosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis in a young patient with recurrent lower abdominal pains and distension in conjunction with signs of obstruction.
Keywords
Endometriosis, Intestinal Obstruction, Nulliparous, Infertility
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Babatunde M. Duduyemi, Osei Owusu-Afriyie, Prince Bohene, Akinwale N. Titiloye, Sampene P. Ossei, Ernest K. Adjei, Babarinde A. Ojo, Intestinal Obstruction from Multifocal Endometriosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 101-104. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20140206.15
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