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Two Cases of Acute Abdominal Intestinal Endometriosis
1 Department of General Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Pathology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
JEMCR ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/jemcr.2016.1801
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Key Words: Acute appendicitis, acute bowel obstruction, intestinal endometriosis

Introduction: Gastrointestinal endometriosis is an uncommon form of extragenital endometriosis. The ileum and appendix are the most affected sites following the rectosigmoid region.


Case Report: Clinicopathological findings, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic outcomes of two intestinal endometriosis patients who presented with acute abdomen findings were reviewed.



Conclusion: Although intestinal endometriosis is often difficult to diagnose using imaging methods, cyclic symptomatology and a history of obstetric/gynecologic surgery should alert clinicians to consider this diagnosis. Surgery seems to be the best treatment option and mainly depends on the affected site and clinical presentation.

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