Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1991 / Article

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Volume 5 |Article ID 249547 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1991/249547

Anthony M Magliocco, Robert Mulloy, Roy M Preshaw, James K Kelly, "Decidualized Endometriosis Causing Inversion of the Appendix, Massive Hemorrhage and Fetal Death", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 5, Article ID 249547, 3 pages, 1991. https://doi.org/10.1155/1991/249547

Decidualized Endometriosis Causing Inversion of the Appendix, Massive Hemorrhage and Fetal Death

Received24 Apr 1990
Accepted05 Sep 1990

Abstract

An extraordinary case of inversion of the appendix due to decidualized endometriosis is reported. A 35-year-old woman presented at 3 7 weeks of pregnancy with acute massive rectal hemorrhage and fetal death. A limited right hemicolectomy was performed. The cecum contained an inverted appendix with an ulcerated tip. Histologically there was decidualized endometriosis in the ulcer bed and in all layers of the appendiceal wall.

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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