Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Causing an Acute Large Bowel Obstruction: A Report of a Case and a Review of the Literature

  • R K Gupta Department of Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari
  • C S Agrawal Department of Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari
  • R P Yadav Department of Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari
  • D Uprety Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari
  • P L Sah Department of Radiology, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari

Abstract

Endometriosis is often seen in gynecology practice and is treated medically. However, intestinal involvement of endometriosis causing acute large bowel obstruction is uncommon and is dif cult to differentiate from malignancy before surgery, owing to its similar colonoscopic and radiologic ndings. We report a successfully-treated case of a 30-year-old woman in which endometrial in ltration of the large bowel caused acute obstruction, requiring emergency surgery to relieve the symptom and conrm the diagnosis. We present this unusual disease in general surgical practice and also review the literature.

Keywords: colorectal malignancy, endometriosis, intestinal obstruction

Published
2011-06-30
How to Cite
Gupta, R. K., Agrawal, C. S., Yadav, R. P., Uprety, D., & Sah, P. L. (2011). Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Causing an Acute Large Bowel Obstruction: A Report of a Case and a Review of the Literature. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 51(182). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.249
Section
Case Reports