Postpartum perforation of the colon due to endometriosis

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1984;63(2):183-4. doi: 10.3109/00016348409154658.


A case is reported of a ruptured endometriotic lesion following childbirth. Immediately after her second delivery, the 34-year-old parturient developed acute abdominal pain. At operation a ruptured left-sided ovarian abscess with a fistula to the colon was found. Endometriosis was present in the ovarian wall and the adjacent colon. Endometriosis as a cause of acute abdominal pain during pregnancy should be kept in mind.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / complications
  • Adult
  • Colonic Diseases / etiology*
  • Decidua / pathology
  • Endometriosis / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Fistula / complications
  • Intestinal Perforation / etiology*
  • Oophoritis / complications
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / complications*
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy