A case report of colonic endometriosis causing subacute large bowel obstruction
Endometriosis is a common disease involving women in their reproductive age and can cause chronic pelvic pain, subfertility, bowel and urinary dysfunction. Colonic endometriosis is a rare entity. Earlier studies have reported bowel involvement in between 6% and 30% of women with deep infiltrating endometriosis, and in most of the cases it involves the large bowel, especially the rectosigmoid junction. It usually presents vaguely with nonspecific abdominal pain, tenesmus, rectal bleeding or painful defecation. Our report highlights such a case, mimicking a malignant sigmoid stricture leading to a large bowel obstruction.