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Acute appendicitis caused by endometriosis: a case report.

TitleAcute appendicitis caused by endometriosis: a case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLaskou, S., Papavramidis T. S., Cheva A., Michalopoulos N., Koulouris C., Kesisoglou I., & Papavramidis S.
JournalJ Med Case Rep
Date Published2011 Apr 11

INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a well-recognized gynecological condition in the reproductive age group. Surgical texts present the gynecological aspects of the disease in detail, but the published literature on unexpected manifestations, such as appendiceal disease, is inadequate. The presentation to general surgeons may be atypical and pose diagnostic difficulty. Thus, a definitive diagnosis is likely to be established only by the histological examination of a specimen.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of endometriosis of the appendix in a 25-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with symptoms of acute appendicitis and was treated by appendectomy, which resulted in a good outcome.
CONCLUSIONS: We discuss special aspects of acute appendicitis caused by endometriosis to elucidate the pathologic entity of this variant of acute appendicitis.

Alternate JournalJ Med Case Rep
PubMed ID21481248
PubMed Central IDPMC3082229


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