Colonization of intestinal endometriosis by benign colonic mucosa: a pattern potentially misdiagnosed as invasive mucinous carcinoma.

@article{Tipps2011ColonizationOI,
  title={Colonization of intestinal endometriosis by benign colonic mucosa: a pattern potentially misdiagnosed as invasive mucinous carcinoma.},
  author={Ann M Ponsford Tipps and Noel Weidner},
  journal={International journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={259-62}
}
Endometriosis is well known for creating diagnostic pitfalls for pathologists. It may produce masses mimicking neoplasms or cause diagnostic quandaries, particularly when the patient age, location, and/or epithelial appearance are atypical. This study reports a patient with endometriosis causing rectal bleeding and involving the cecum. It produced a mass clinically considered appendiceal. The endometriosis was focally lined by intestinal epithelium including Paneth cells. In the deep… CONTINUE READING

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