Colonic endometriosis with malignant transformation mimicking a diverticular abscess
Wong, D. D., Havlat, M. F., & Thin, L. W. Y. (2008). Colonic endometriosis with malignant transformation mimicking a diverticular abscess. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 23(8), 821-822. doi: 10.1007/s00384-008-0474-4
Endometriosis is a common condition in women and intestinal involvement occurs in up to 37% of patients. Malignant transformation, however, is rare and is documented in only 1% of cases. Although several case reports and small series have emerged during the past decade, there is still little experience with malignant change in intestinal endometriosis.