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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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MEZA FLORES, José Luis; RUIZ YAYA, Karin; RAMIREZ ANGLAS, Freddy Luis  and  YABAR BERROCAL, Alejandro. Endometriosis of the ileum as cause intestinal obstruction. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.4, pp.405-410. ISSN 1022-5129.

We report the case of a patient of 40 years, in childbearing age with clinical abdominal obstruction, diagnostic laparoscopy revealed an ileal stenosing tumor , after intestinal resection their histopathological study found endometrial epithelium and stroma confirming the diagnosis of endometrial ileal endometriosis. It is the revision of this pathology. In young patients without previous surgery and with a history of painful periods bloating associated with defecation rhythm alteration, endometriosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of intestinal obstruction.

Keywords : Endometriosis; Intestinal obstruction.

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