Endometriosis is a quite common pathology, however, intestinal endometriosis is a rare condition, which typically occurs with chronic symptoms. Its acute presentation is very infrequent. We herein report four cases of intestinal endometriosis, in which the clinical debut occurred acutely: two as an acute small bowel obstruction and two as a small bowel perforation. None of the cases had a preoperative diagnosis of endometriosis. The interest of these cases lies in this exceptional form of presentation, such as a surgical acute abdomen. Therefore, intestinal endometriosis should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of an acute obstructive or perforative process of the small or large bowel.
Myth #1: #Endometriosis stops at #menopause. Myth #2: Endometriosis affects the female reproductive organs and tissues only. BUSTED! Check it Case #3: Acute abdomen in a 77 yr old woman incl. small bowel perforation & fistulas. #ExtrapelvicNotRare https://t.co/yZSYgCaRbn