Appendiceal endometriosis presenting as perforated appendicitis: report of a case and review of the literature


Akbulut S. , Dursun P., Kocbiyik A., Harman A., Sevmis S.

ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, cilt.280, ss.495-497, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 280
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00404-008-0922-y
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.495-497

Özet

While endometriosis is a common disorder in women of reproductive age, appendiceal endometriosis accounts for less than 1% of all pelvic endometriotic lesions. Involvement at this site may present as acute appendicitis and be diagnosed only upon postoperative histopathologic examination. We report such an occurrence of appendiceal endometriosis in a 40-year-old woman who presented with acute perforated appendicitis.