Endometrioma. An intra-abdominal troublemaker.

A ten-year review of intestinal and abdominal wall endometriomas is reported. Seven cases of intestinal and two cases of abdominal wall endometriomas are presented. Symptoms were varied but a majority had some gynecologic complaint. In this select group of patients, preoperative investigations did not assist in establishing the diagnosis. All patients underwent surgery and coexisting inflammatory bowel disease was present in two patients. This review suggests that endometrioma of the intestine requires a high index of suspicion for diagnosis and that danazol does not appear to be effective treatment for these patients.
AuthorsT E Keane, A L Peel
JournalDiseases of the colon and rectum (Dis Colon Rectum) Vol. 33 Issue 11 Pg. 963-5 (Nov 1990) ISSN: 0012-3706 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID2226084 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
  • Abdominal Neoplasms (complications, diagnosis, surgery)
  • Adult
  • Endometriosis (complications, diagnosis, surgery)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (complications)
  • Intestinal Neoplasms (complications, diagnosis, surgery)
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis

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