Appendiceal endometriosis mimicking acute appendicitis

TÜMAY L. V. , Ozturk E., Ozturk H., Yilmazlar T.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.106, no.6, pp.712-713, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2006.11679989
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.712-713
  • Keywords: appendicitis, endometriosis, APPENDECTOMY


Appendiceal endometriosis is a rare and usually asymptomatic condition. The authors report a case of a 24-year old woman, admitted for periumbilical pain. Physical examination revealed rebound tenderness in the right iliac fossa. Her white blood cell count was 23300/mm(3). We performed appendicectomy. The histopathological result was endometriosis of the appendix vermiformis.