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Rectal endometriosis –rare case of intestinal obstruction. Case report

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The study presented a case of a 32-year old female patient admitted to the department of surgery with symptoms of abdominal pain and retention of gas and stool. The abdominal X-ray examination showed signs of intestinal obstruction. Abdominal CT suggested the possibility of a cancerous lesion located in the colon. The patient was qualified for surgical intervention. An anterior rectal resection was performed. The histopathological examination revealed the presence of colorectal endometriosis. After two months the patient was subject to gastrointestinal continuity restoration. Endometriosis is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction, considering patients hospitalized in the department of general surgery.
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1 - 04 - 2013
01 - 05 - 2013
  • 1st Chair and Department of General and Vascular Surgery, II Division, Warsaw Medical University Kierownik: prof. dr hab. P. Ciostek
  • 1st Chair and Department of General and Vascular Surgery, II Division, Warsaw Medical University Kierownik: prof. dr hab. P. Ciostek
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