Perforation of the colon due to endometriosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Endometriosis is a common disease which affects the bowel in 12 to 35% of cases. Despite extensive serosal and intramural involvement, the intestinal mucosa usually remains intact and bowel perforation rarely occurs. We describe a patient with perforation of the sigmoid colon due to endometriosis. To our knowledge, this is the first such case to be reported in the radiologic literature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodman, P; Raval, B; Zimmerman, G

Published Date

  • 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 346 - 348

PubMed ID

  • 2210212

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-2356

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01888816


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States