A Report of Four Cases of Intestinal Endometriosis
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Four cases of intestinal endometriosis seen at our hospital are presented. The patients ranged in age from 35 to 43 years and developed abdominal pain, vomiting, and dyschezia due to stenotic lesions of the intestine. The sites of the lesions were the ileum in 2 cases, and the sigmoid colon and rectum in 1 case each. All cases had no history of bowel disease or laparotomy, and were not diagnosed preoperatively. These results suggested that evaluations of symptoms and clinical examinations are inadequate for an accurate diagnosis of intestinal endometriosis. The patients’ postoperative courses were uneventful, and there have been no recurrences. In conclusion, intestinal endometriosis should be considered in women of childbearing age who present with bowel obstruction, especially in women without a history of laparotomy.
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
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