TITLE

Asymptomatic Intussusception of the Appendix Secondary to Endometriosis

AUTHOR(S)
Offodile II, Anaeze; Hodgin, Jeffrey B.; Arnell, Tracey
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Mar2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p299
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This is a report of a 47-year-old woman with an asymptomatic clinical presentation of appendiceal intussusception secondary to endometriosis. Initially discovered during routine colonoscopy as a submucosal mass, it was ultimately diagnosed after surgical resection by pathology findings. The theories regarding the pathogenesis of appendiceal intussusception are reviewed and discussed here.
ACCESSION #
24238273

 

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