Appendiceal endometriosis mimicking acute appendicitis


TÜMAY L. V. , Ozturk E., Ozturk H., Yilmazlar T.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.106, no.6, pp.712-713, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2006.11679989
  • Journal Name: ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.712-713

Abstract

Appendiceal endometriosis is a rare and usually asymptomatic condition. The authors report a case of a 24-year old woman, admitted for periumbilical pain. Physical examination revealed rebound tenderness in the right iliac fossa. Her white blood cell count was 23300/mm(3). We performed appendicectomy. The histopathological result was endometriosis of the appendix vermiformis.