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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 2156148, 4 pages
Case Report

Abdominal Pain in the Female Patient: A Case of Concurrent Acute Appendicitis and Ruptured Endometrioma

1Department of Surgery, Flushing Hospital, Flushing, NY, USA
2St. George’s University School of Medicine, True Blue, Grenada
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Flushing Hospital, Flushing, NY, USA

Received 9 October 2016; Revised 23 November 2016; Accepted 29 November 2016

Academic Editor: Atef Darwish

Copyright © 2016 Martine A. Louis et al. 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.


General surgeons are often asked to evaluate acute abdominal pain which has an expanded differential diagnosis in women of childbearing age. Acute appendicitis accounts for many surgical emergencies as a common cause of nongynecologic pelvic pain. In some rare instances, acute appendicitis has been shown to occur simultaneously with a variety of gynecologic diseases. We report a case of concurrent acute appendicitis and ruptured ovarian endometrioma.