Sigmoid endometriosis in a postmenopausal woman

Bruno Deval, Arash Rafii, Michele Felce Dachez, Reza Kermanash, Michel Levardon

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Bowel obstruction resulting from endometriosis is an infrequently observed phenomenon in postmenopausal women. A 69-year-old woman without hormone replacement had clinical and radiologic findings consistent with a pelvic tumor invasive into the wall of the sigmoid colon. The patient underwent resection of the sigmoid colon and total hysterectomy. Histologic examination revealed endometrioma. This case documents the possible occurrence of symptomatic bowel endometriosis after years of a hormonally castrated state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1723-1725
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002



  • Bowel obstruction
  • Endometriosis
  • Postmenopausal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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