Colorectal endometriosis: Five years' experience in this enigmatic problem

Ofkeli O., Ulas M., Oter V., Aksoy E., Zengin N., Ozer I., ...More

SURGICAL PRACTICE, vol.21, no.3, pp.116-121, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1744-1633.12261
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-121
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Endometriosis primarily affects women of reproductive age, and is responsible for impairing their quality of life. The presence of severe symptoms, including stenosis of the intestinal lumen, diagnostic difficulty (suspicion of malignancy) and intolerance to hormonal therapy, are indications for surgery. Despite numerous studies on endometriosis, there is still considerable controversy about its incidence, pathogenesis, diagnosis and optimal treatment.