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Acute small bowel obstruction due to ileal endometriosis: a case report and review of the most recent literature.
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PMID:  23311256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is defined as the presence of benign endometrial glands and stroma outside the normal anatomical location. Endometriosis of the small bowel, especially symptomatic small bowel involvement, is very unusual.
CASE REPORT: We presented a 45-year-old woman with acute intestinal obstruction due to ileal endometriosis The patient complained of severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomitting. Immediate laparotomy was carried out. Above the ileocecal valve there was an ulcerated, edematous and fragile segmental lesion that caused intestinal obstruction. Histology of this ileal segment revealed endometriosis and an annular stricture that again showed foci of endometriosis.
CONCLUSION: In reproductive-age women with the symptoms of intestinal obstruction, intestinal endometriosis should be kept in mind.
Authors:
Haluk Recai Unalp; Taner Akguner; Ali Yavuzcan; Nese Ekinci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vojnosanitetski pregled. Military-medical and pharmaceutical review     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0042-8450     ISO Abbreviation:  Vojnosanit Pregl     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  21530700R     Medline TA:  Vojnosanit Pregl     Country:  Serbia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1013-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Surgery Clinic, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital 4, Izmir, Turkey.
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