Intestinal endometriosis of the rectum and sigmoid colon, occurring in up to 34% of pelvic endometriosis, mimics a wide number of conditions that are difficult to differentiate from inflammatory or malignant diseases. Herein we report the first case of transmural endometriosis concomitant with advanced primary rectal adenocarcinoma, presenting with obstructive symptoms. Correct diagnosis based on morphological identification and immunohistochemical characterization of the two entities is crucial for treatment.

A rare case of transmural endometriosis in primary adenocarcinoma of the rectum / M. Falleni, D. Bauer, E. Opocher, L. Moneghini, G.P. Bulfamante. - In: PATHOLOGICA. - ISSN 0031-2983. - 106:1(2014 Mar), pp. 14-15.

A rare case of transmural endometriosis in primary adenocarcinoma of the rectum

M. Falleni
Primo
;
D. Bauer
Secondo
;
E. Opocher;L. Moneghini
Penultimo
;
G.P. Bulfamante
Ultimo
2014

Abstract

Intestinal endometriosis of the rectum and sigmoid colon, occurring in up to 34% of pelvic endometriosis, mimics a wide number of conditions that are difficult to differentiate from inflammatory or malignant diseases. Herein we report the first case of transmural endometriosis concomitant with advanced primary rectal adenocarcinoma, presenting with obstructive symptoms. Correct diagnosis based on morphological identification and immunohistochemical characterization of the two entities is crucial for treatment.
Colon carcinoma; Endometriosis; Rectal carcinoma
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
Settore MED/08 - Anatomia Patologica
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