Endometriosis within the sigmoid colon: A rare cause of bowel obstruction

Endometriosis and bowel obstruction

  • Zheng Long-zhi
  • Guo Jian
  • Lin Wei The Affiliated Hospital of Putian University,
Keywords: Bowel endometriosis, Sigmoid colon, Diagnosis and treatment

Abstract

Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease, ectopic endometrium can invade any part of the body, usually in the ovary and uterine sacral ligament, while endometriosis invades the intestinal wall to cause intestinal obstruction is very rare, which easily leads to misdiagnosis. In this case report, we present a case of sigmoid endometriosis with bowel obstruction. Pathological examination is the main basis for the diagnosis of intestinal endometriosis, and the comprehensive treatment of surgery and hormonal therapy is an effective method for the treatment of intestinal endometriosis.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2525

How to cite this:
Long-zhi Z, Jian G, Wei L. Endometriosis within the sigmoid colon: A rare cause of bowel obstruction. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(6):---------. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2525

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Author Biography

Lin Wei, The Affiliated Hospital of Putian University,

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery,

Published
2020-07-24
How to Cite
Long-zhi, Z., Jian, G., & Wei, L. (2020). Endometriosis within the sigmoid colon: A rare cause of bowel obstruction. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 36(6). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2525