Diagnosis and surgical treatment of colonic endometriosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Endometriosis is sufficiently common that it should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of colon lesions of women of childbearing age. Seven selected cases illustrate problems in diagnosis and management of endometriosis of the colon. Characteristic of colon endometriosis are large bowel symptoms frequently associated with gynecologic complaints, usual sigmoid and rectosigmoid location, extramucosal radiologic appearance, and difficult diagnosis by endoscopic biopsy. Suspicion of malignancy and presence of a symptomatic colon lesion are indications for bowel resection, which is an effective form of therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meyers, WC; Kelvin, FM; Jones, RS

Published Date

  • February 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 114 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 175

PubMed ID

  • 426623

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-0010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370260059009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States