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TORRES-RINCON, Ricardo Andrés; MORENO-ROJAS, Alejandro  and  SALINAS-PARRA, Carolina. Endometriosis of the cecum in a postmenopausal women: Case report and literature review. Iatreia [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.3, pp.333-339. ISSN 0121-0793.

Endometriosis is a benign disease defined as the extra-uterine implantation and proliferation of tissue similar to endometrium (glands and stroma), causing a chronic inflammatory response and adhesions that distort anatomy. The extra-gonadal involvement is rare, but reports of intestinal endometriosis have increased substantially, mainly affecting the sigmoid colon and rectum; isolated involvement of the cecum is rare, even more so in a postmenopausal woman without use of hormone replacement therapy. We report the case of a postmenopausal woman with intestinal obstruction surgically suggestive of malignancy; however, pathological examination revealed endometriosis.

Keywords : Colorectal Neoplasm; Endometriosis; Intestines; Obstruction Bowel.

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