Endometriosis mimicking colonic stromal tumor

Vaibhav Wadhwa, Eoin Slattery, Sagar Garud, Saurabh Sethi, Helen Wang, Vitaliy Poylin, Tyler M. Berzin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma at extra-uterine sites; it is a common disease affecting women of reproductive age. Endometrial tissue can implant itself to various organs, including the gastrointestinal tract, and can cause significant gastrointestinal symptoms. These ectopic endometrial tissue implants are usually located in the pelvis but can be present almost anywhere in the body. Endometriosis seems to be the most frequent cause of chronic pelvic pain in women of reproductive age and may cause prolonged suffering and disability that negatively affect health-related quality of life. We report a case in a generally healthy young female patient who presented for evaluation of diarrhea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalGastroenterology Report
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • Endometriosis
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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