Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 280, Issue 3, pp 495–497

Appendiceal endometriosis presenting as perforated appendicitis: report of a case and review of the literature

  • Sami Akbulut
  • Polat Dursun
  • Alper Kocbiyik
  • Ali Harman
  • Sinasi Sevmis
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-008-0922-y

Cite this article as:
Akbulut, S., Dursun, P., Kocbiyik, A. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2009) 280: 495. doi:10.1007/s00404-008-0922-y

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Endometriosis Perforated appendicitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sami Akbulut
    • 1
  • Polat Dursun
    • 2
  • Alper Kocbiyik
    • 3
  • Ali Harman
    • 4
  • Sinasi Sevmis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, Faculty of MedicineBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Gynecology, Faculty of MedicineBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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