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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

RODRIGUEZ TELLO, Dumar; OTERO REGINO, William  and  GOMEZ ZULETA, Martín. Endometriosis in the Colon with Intestinal Obstruction: Case Report and Literature Review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2014, vol.29, n.2, pp.161-166. ISSN 0120-9957.

Endometriosis is a condition that primarily affects women of reproductive age since the intestinal tract is the most commonly affected extra-genital site. Its clinical presentation varies, but since it rarely presents together with intestinal obstruction, it is difficult to differentiate from malignancy prior to surgery. Colorectal compromises can mimic or coexist with different chronic gastrointestinal diseases thus hindering diagnosis. We report the case of a 48 -year-old patient with box intestinal obstruction secondary to endometriosis in the sigmoid colon. In addition, we present a literature review of intestinal endometriosis with emphasis on differential diagnosis and the involvement of bacterial infections in the etiology and reactivation of endometriosis

Keywords : Endometriosis; intestinal obstruction; infection.

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