Intestinal obstruction due to rectal endometriosis


Paksoy M., Karabicak I. , Ayan F., Aydogan F.

MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.72, no.6, pp.405-408, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-408
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

We report a case of a premenopausal woman with severe constipation causing intermittent obstruction. Colonoscopy revealed a tight rectal stricture; however, mucosal biopsies were normal. Exploratory surgery revealed an intense fibrotic reaction involving the rectum and uterus, necessitating a simultaneous low anterior resection and hysterectomy. Pathology established a diagnosis of endometriosis.