Colon resection for endometriosis

Turk J Surg. 2018 Sep 13;1-3. doi: 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.4054. Online ahead of print.


Endometriosis affects women during the reproductive period and can cause functional disorders. Sometimes general surgical intervention is necessary owing to disease boundary. The sigmoid colon and rectum are particularly affected because of their close relationship. In this case, treatment must be individualized according to the patient and symptoms. If the lesion penetrated the entire bowel wall, bowel resection may be inevitable. Laparoscopic resection of the sigmoid colon or rectum can be performed safely in this situation. When laparoscopic resection is not possible because of technical difficulties, open resection may be performed as a mode of treatment.