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Unusual cause of intestinal obstruction: ileal endometriosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19886549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endometriosis is a common condition affecting the female genital tract, but involvement of the ileum is very rare. Its symptoms are vague and are similar to other benign and malignant disorders, and radiographic findings lack specificity. We report the case of a 23-year-old woman presenting with acute intestinal obstruction for whom preoperative diagnosis favoured acute appendicitis. Laparotomy revealed ileal stenosis. A partial small bowel resection was performed. Pathological examination diagnosed ileal endometriosis. Endometriosis may be a cause acute abdominal pain in women, and should be considered in differential diagnosis. Difficulties in establishing its diagnosis are discussed.
S Cha??bouni; S K Makni; R I Kallel; N Gouiaa; I Bahri; L Mnif; N Affes; T Boudawara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathologica     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0031-2983     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathologica     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  2009-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401123     Medline TA:  Pathologica     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Habib Bourguiba University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.
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MeSH Terms
Appendicitis / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Digestive System Surgical Procedures
Endometriosis / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Ileal Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery

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