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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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ZEGARRA, Arturo et al. Eosinophilic enteritis as a rare cause of ascites: case report. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.3, pp.272-275. ISSN 1022-5129.

The case of a 23-year old woman with a history of epigastric pain, a palpable tumor that covered the epigastrium and the left hypochondrium, and an episode of acute pancreatitis was reported. The computerized tomography revealed a pancreatic cyst. The CA-125 increased significantly. An exploratory laparotomy was performed, finding an endometrioma. The pathological anatomy showed necrotic tissue, mucus and blood, with a presence of macrophages with hemosiderin phagocytosis. The symptoms and signs, pathogenesis and treatment of the endometriosis of the pancreas are discussed.

Keywords : Endometrioma; Endometriosis of the pancreas; Acute pancreatitis CA-125.

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