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Unusual case of adenocarcinoma arising in endometriosis mimicking colorectal cancer in a young woman with a Müllerian anomaly.
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PMID:  17888431     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of endometrioid adenocarcinoma that arose in endometriosis mimicking colorectal cancer in a young woman with a Müllerian anomaly. DESIGN: A case report. SETTING: A university hospital. PATIENT(S): A 31-year-old, white nulligravida woman with a history of two previous laparoscopies for infertility and chronic pelvic pain. A solid rectosigmoid mass adherent to the left pelvic sidewall was found in this patient. INTERVENTION(S): The patient was subjected to an exploratory laparotomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Surgical findings and histopathological observations are included in this report. RESULT(S): Intraoperative and histologic examinations revealed endometriosis-associated colorectal cancer. CONCLUSION(S): Although a rare event, this condition should be considered in the diagnosis of women with a previous history of pelvic endometriosis, Müllerian malformation, abdominal pain, constipation, or rectal bleeding.
Michele Peiretti; Konstantin Zakashansky; Gian Benedetto Melis; Valerio Mais
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-01     Completed Date:  2008-07-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199.e13-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction, Department of Surgery, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Imaging, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Endometrioid / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Endometriosis / complications*,  pathology,  therapy
Fatal Outcome
Lymph Node Excision
Mullerian Ducts / abnormalities*
Pelvic Pain / etiology
Treatment Outcome

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