Endometriosis presenting as bloody ascites and shock.

@article{Lin2010EndometriosisPA,
  title={Endometriosis presenting as bloody ascites and shock.},
  author={Jiun-nong Lin and Hsing-lin Lin and Chun-Kai Huang and Chung-Hsu Lai and H. Chung and Shiou-Haur Liang and Hsi-Hsun Lin},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={30-2}
}
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of ectopic foci of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Many patients are asymptomatic, but others present protean symptoms, including headache, cyclic hemoptysis, pleural effusion, and ascites depending on the endometrial implantation sites. Although massive ascites has been reported as a manifestation of endometriosis, hypovolemic shock is unusual. We report a case of endometriosis presenting as shock and bloody ascites to show that… CONTINUE READING

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