September 1970

Endometriosis of the Small Bowel

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the departments of surgery (Drs. Rio, Regan, and Schmutzer) and pathology (Dr. Edwards), Queen of Angels Hospital, Los Angeles. Dr. Regan is clinical professor of surgery at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Schmutzer is clinical instructor of surgery at the University of California Medical Center at Los Angeles.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(3):403-405. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340270051014

Seven patients with endometriosis of the small bowel and pertinent literature are reviewed. One case of jejunal endometrioma is presented which may be the first reported in English literature. The various facets of endometriosis of the small intestine are discussed to stimulate further study and to create a greater awareness of this rare but not obscure disease. Suggestions for diagnosis and treatment are presented.