A case report of endometriosis presenting as an acute small bowel obstruction

CONCLUSION Endometriosis as a differential should be considered with a high index of suspicion in pre-menopausal women, particularly in patients with negligible previous surgical history. There should be a low threshold for early laparoscopy and resection of affected bowel in these patients.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 30 November 2018Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): E Solima, I Pino, G Scagnelli, D Biasoni, M Vignali
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Ye F, Cao W, Lin J, Du Y, Lan L, Dong Y, Zhu J, Zhou Q, Pan X, Lu Y, Zeng F, Xia B, Wang L Abstract To compare the clinical outcomes of intrauterine insemination (IUI) with or without ovulation induction (OI), IUI cycles from January 2008 to December 2017 in Zhoushan Maternity and Child Healthcare Hospital were included, consisting of 455 natural cycles and 536 OI cycles. The overall clinical pregnancy rate did not differ between the two groups (P> 0.05). Stratified by OI medications such as clomiphene (CC), human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), the pregnancy rates ...
Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The uterus of postmenopausal woman undergo major morphological changes (mainly atrophic lesions in the endometrium and myometrium), leading to a decline in their morphometric parameters over time from the last menstruation. Localization and number of cells showing the expression of steroid receptors: ER-α, PR, and AR in the uterus of postmenopausal women, depending on the time interval from the last menstruation. PMID: 30426467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Histology and Histopathology - Category: Cytology Tags: Histol Histopathol Source Type: research
Authors: Zheng W, Cao L, Xu Z, Ma Y, Liang X Abstract Endometriosis is caused by the growth or infiltration of endometrial tissues outside of the endometrium and myometrium. Symptoms include pain and infertility. Surgery and hormonal therapy are widely used in Western medicine for the treatment of endometriosis; however, the side effects associated with this practice include disease recurrence and menopause, which can severely influence quality of life. Angiogenesis is the main biological mechanism underlying the development of endometriosis. Numerous natural products and Chinese medicines with potent anti-angiogen...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionWe presented a case of a post-menopausal acquired diaphragmatic herniation secondary to endometriosis; resulting in acute intestinal obstruction and bowel infarction. To our knowledge, such a case has not been previously reported in existing literature.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Objective: To identify a cohort of postmenopausal women with histologically confirmed endometriosis and to characterize them based on age, body mass index (BMI), age of menopause, anatomic location of lesions, use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and narcotics.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
18 October 2018   is World Menopause Day and October is World Menopause Month.Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group has published multiple reviews assessing the effectiveness and safety of interventions in menopausal women, including peri and postmenopausal women. To celebrate World Menopause Day we have collated a special selection of reviews investigating various treatments  for menopausal symptoms such as hormone therapy, tibolone, relaxation, exercise, and alternative therapy.Black cohosh (Cimicifuga spp.) for menopausal symptomsDehydroepiandrosterone for women in the peri- or postmenopausal phaseHormone t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
Women with endometriosis have a higher preponderance of demographic and lifestyle risk factors associated with low postmenopausal bone mineral density (BMD). However, it is unclear whether endometriosis confers an additional risk of low BMD or fracture after menopause. Further, data on risk factors for low premenopausal BMD are limited. We aimed to compare premenopausal BMD and the risk of major osteoporotic fracture (in women ≥40 years old) between women with and without endometriosis, accounting for known postmenopausal risk factors.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
Hysterectomy is one of the most common major gynecologic surgeries performed in women worldwide. The indications of hysterectomy are leiomyoma, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and gynecologic malignancy [1]. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels and include coronary artery diseases, stroke, and other heart diseases [2]. In the obstetric and gynecologic field, there are several conditions with an increased risk of CVD, including preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes mellitus (DM), polycystic ova...
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Although a person's monthly periods stop after they have been through menopause, they may still sometimes experience abdominal cramping. These cramps are usually nothing serious, but can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or cancer. Learn more here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news
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