ACUTE LARGE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION – A RARE PRESENTATION OF COLONIC ENDOMETRIOSIS
Endometriosis is a common gynecological pathology, in which endometrial tissue is found outside the uterus, usually in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, utero-sacral ligaments and bladder. Depending on the location of the abnormal endometrial tissue, the symptoms are usually dysmenorrhea, menometrorrhagia, dyspareunia, dysuria, hematuria, recurrent pelvic pain during menstrual period. The recto-sigmoid junction as the only site where it can occur is a rare form of presentation. We present a rare case of recto-sigmoid endometriosis that caused acute large bowel obstruction in a 42-year-old female who have never had any specific symptoms of endometriosis.
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