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Rectal endometriosis: an exceptional cause of large-bowel obstruction

Acute large-bowel obstruction (LBO) is an emergency condition that requires early identification and intervention. A rectal tumor is rarely the cause in a young adult. We report the case of a 43-year-old patient who received emergency surgery for an LBO. A rectal tumor was fortuitously discovered during the operation. However, histopathologic examination revealed that the tumor-like mass was in fact rectal endometriosis. Appropriate medical care was established and obtained satisfactory results. Keywords: Acute large-bowel obstruction, Rectal endometriosis, Tumor


Auteur(s) : Kwame Doh, Hassan Farrah Samatar, Mamadou Seck, Chahir Kammoun, Gisèle Woto-Gaye
Année de publication : 2015
Revue : Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : SECK Mamadou