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Endometriosis of the appendix. Report of twelve cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1115159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twelve cases of endometriosis of the vermiform appendix are discribed and reviewed. The incidence of 0.80 per cent is higher than has been previously reported. None of the patients displayed symptoms of acute appendicitis, however, five (42 per cent) patients had symptoms suggestive of chronic or cyclic appendicitis. Laboratory tests were nondiagnostic of this lesion. There did not appear to be a correlation between the histologic location of the endometriosis and the symptoms of chronic or cyclic appendicitis. All cases of endometriosis of the appendix were discovered as a result of incidental appendectomy.
J K Uohara; T Y Kovara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1975 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-05-06     Completed Date:  1975-05-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  423-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Appendicitis / surgery
China / ethnology
Endometriosis* / complications,  epidemiology
European Continental Ancestry Group
Japan / ethnology
Menstruation Disturbances / complications
Middle Aged
Philippines / ethnology

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