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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
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.
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