Intestinal endometriosis mimicking carcinoma of rectum and sigmoid colon: A report of five cases

Soo Kim Jin, Hur Hyuk, Soh Min Byung, Kim Hoguen, Seung Kook Sohn, Hwan Cho Chang, Kyu Kim Nam

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Among women with intestinal endometriosis, the sigmoid colon and rectum are the most commonly involved areas. Sometimes, the differential diagnosis of colorectal endometriosis from carcinoma of the colon and rectum is difficult due to similar colonoscopic and radiologic findings. From October 2002 to September 2007, we performed five operations with curative intent for rectal and sigmoid colon cancer that revealed intestinal endometriosis. Colonoscopic and radiologic findings were suggestive of carcinoma of rectum and sigmoid colon, such as rectal cancer, sigmoid colon cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Anterior resection was performed in two patients, low anterior resection was performed in one patient and laparoscopic low anterior resection was done in two patients. We suggest to consider also intestinal endometriosis in reproductive women presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms and an intestinal mass of unknown origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-735
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct

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