E-ISSN 2149-9934
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 2017; 8: 46-48
DOI: 10.5152/jemcr.2016.1801
This article was viewed 446 times, downloaded 233 times

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.


Cite this article as: Kılıç MÖ, Terzioğlu SG, Özer Türkay D, Güreşçi S, Saylam B. Two Cases of Acute Abdominal Intestinal Endometriosis. J Emerg Med Case Rep 2017; 8: 46-8.

Key Words
Author’s Corner
Reviewer's Corner
AVES | Copyright © 2018 Emergency Medicine Physicians Association of Turkey | Latest Update: 21.02.2018