J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007 Jan-Feb;14(1):113-5.
Laparoscopic treatment of recurrent small bowel obstruction secondary to ileal endometriosis.
Orbuch IK, Reich H, Orbuch M, Orbuch L.
Advanced Gynecologic Laparoscopy Center, New York, New York, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Endometriosis is a relatively common condition characterized by implantation and proliferation of endometrial glands outside the uterus affecting 8% to 15% of women. Intestinal involvement is common, reported in 12% to 37% of individuals with the disease. The sites most often affected are the sigmoid colon and rectum (85%), while small bowel involvement is seen less frequently (7%) and usually confined to the distal ileum. The cecum (3.6%) and appendix (3%) are the sites least affected.
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