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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Conclusion Moderate-to-severe endometriosis was more common in women with East or South East Asian ethnicity in our tertiary referral center. This could be explained by East/South East Asians with minimal-mild disease being less likely to seek care, or genetic/environmental differences that increase the risk of more severe disease amongst East/South East Asians.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Katy Johnson, 22, from Aberdeen, was diagnosed with stage four endometriosis in January. She now has injections that will stop her ovulating for a year to give her ovaries 'a break'.
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Crippling endometriosis led Katy to voluntarily go into menopause to give her reproductive system a break.
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Conclusion Using a 3 T MRI system without patient preparation is feasible and achieves benchmark diagnostic performance outcomes in the pre-operative assessment for DIE, especially in detecting posterior compartment lesions and bowel DIE to correctly guide surgical planning.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Muangtan S, Suknikhom W, Sananpanichkul P Abstract Objective: To determine any association between the menopausal status and epithelial ovarian cancer coexisting with endometriosis (EOC-E). In addition, the prevalence and possible risk factors were assessed. Methods: Medical records of 172 women with epithelial ovarian cancer between January 2011 and December 2016 at Prapokklao Hospital were reviewed and divided into two groups: EOC-E defined as the case group and without endometriosis (EOC-NE) as the control group. Results: The proportion of EOC-E was 18% (31/172). There were no significant differences be...
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
This study aimed to study the risk factors for the recurrence of ovarian endometriosis (EM) in patients aged 45 and over. Methods: This is a retrospective nested case-control study. We reviewed the medical records of patients aged over 45 years who underwent surgical treatments for ovarian EM from 1994 to 2014, in Peking Union Medical College Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. By following up to January 2016, 45 patients were found to have relapses and regarded as the recurrence group. The patients with no recurrence during the same follow-up period were randomly selected by the ratio of 1:4 as the nonre...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Conclusion Using a 3 Tesla MRI system without patient preparation is feasible and achieves benchmark diagnostic performance outcomes in the pre-operative assessment for DIE, especially in detecting posterior compartment lesions and bowel DIE to correctly guide surgical planning.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Ianieri MM, Buca DIP, Panaccio P, Cieri M, Francomano F, Liberati M Abstract Endometriosis is an uncommon disease in postmenopausal women (PMW), ranging from 2% to 5% of cases, and it is very important to exclude neoplastic transformation of the endometrium. The authors would like to introduce the case of a 63-year-old overweight patient with abdominal pain associated to pain and swelling of the left inferior limb occurring for approximately six weeks. The CT X-ray of the abdomen revealed the presence of a retroperitoneal mass causing deep vein thrombosis because of extrinsic compression of the left iliac ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Abstract This review aims to draw a clearer clinical picture of postmenopausal endometriosis. Based on limited literature, postmenopausal endometriosis emerges as an infrequent entity but with a clinical picture significantly unlike that of premenopausal endometriosis. In contrast to the premenopausal disease, postmenopausal endometriosis occurs in a state of ovarian estrogen deficiency, appears to have a greater predisposition to malignant change, may have a greater tendency to spread to extragonadal organs and develop into constrictive and/or obstructive lesions, and is preferably treated surgically. The need to...
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
Conclusion: Younger age, familial history of cancer and coexistence of endometriosis were factors related to optimal surgery. Success of optimal surgery is greater in EAOC than in non-EAOC patients. Coexistence of endometriosis does not hinder successful ovarian cancer debulking surgery. PMID: 29480993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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