Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 40

Case Report

Endometriosis-induced hemoperitoneum in the colonic serosa

Tae-Hee Kim
  • Tae-Hee Kim
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, 420-767, Republic of Korea.
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Hae-Hyeog Lee
  • Hae-Hyeog Lee
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, 420-767, Republic of Korea.
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Soo-Ho Chung
  • Soo-Ho Chung
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, 420-767, Republic of Korea.
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WooSeok Lee
  • WooSeok Lee
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, 420-767, Republic of Korea.
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  •  Accepted: 31 August 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012

Abstract

 

Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease. The etiology of endometriosis is exactly unknown. A 42-year-old virgin experienced a sudden increase in pain that began one day prior to examination. She had been suffering from dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. The patient had abdominal guarding with severe rebound tenderness. On computed tomography, both ovaries were normal, and sigmoid colon was seen in the peripheral portion of the pelvic hematoma. Pathologic findings revealed endometriosis in the colonic serosa cyst. Our data provide a new diagnostic key for hemoperitoneum caused by endometriosis in the colonic serosa.

 

Key words: Hemoperitoneum, endometriosis, colon.