Endometriosis of the Appendix

Nasser S. Al Oulaqi, Ashraf F. Hefny, Sandyia Joshi, Khalid Salim, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Endometriosis is a well known cause of infertility. Endometriosis of the appendix is a very rare condition. To highlight this rare entity, we are reporting a case of a young lady who was admitted with recurrent attacks of lower abdominal pain associated with primary infertility. Preoperative diagnosis was acute appendicitis. Histopathological examination of the appendix revealed endometriosis. Endometriosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of recurrent lower abdominal pain in young females especially with history of infertility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalAfrican Health Sciences
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Appendix
  • Endometriosis
  • Female
  • Infertility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Endometriosis of the Appendix'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this