Appendiceal endometriosis presenting as perforated appendicitis: report of a case and review of the literature
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- Akbulut, S., Dursun, P., Kocbiyik, A. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2009) 280: 495. doi:10.1007/s00404-008-0922-y
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While endometriosis is a common disorder in women of reproductive age, appendiceal endometriosis accounts for less than 1% of all pelvic endometriotic lesions. Involvement at this site may present as acute appendicitis and be diagnosed only upon postoperative histopathologic examination. We report such an occurrence of appendiceal endometriosis in a 40-year-old woman who presented with acute perforated appendicitis.