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Intestinal occlusion caused by endometriosis of the sigmoid colon A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22610080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Endometriosis (E), an estrogen-dependent inflammatory disorder in which endometrial tissue develops outside uterus, is found in approximately 10% of women in childbearing age and in 15-20% of cases is associated with sterility. There is intestinal involvement, especially of the sigmoid colon and rectum, in about 5% of patients 1. The differential diagnosis of rectosigmoid E can be complex since it includes conditions like diverticulitis, Crohn's disease,actinic colitis and cancer, all of which can cause similar signs &symptoms 2. The authors report a case of intestinal endometriosis in which the clinical picture and imaging suggested a diagnosis of intestinal occlusion due to sigmoid colon cancer, with indication to emergency colorectal resection.
Giovanni Conzo; Giovanni Docimo; Giancarlo Candela; Antonietta Palazzo; Cristina Della Pietra; Claudio Mauriello; Luigi Santini
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali italiani di chirurgia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0003-469X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ital Chir     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-5-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372343     Medline TA:  Ann Ital Chir     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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