Timuçin Erol1, Erhan Reis2, Önder Koç3, Barış Taşbaş4

1Department of General Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Memorial Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Memorial Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Radiology, Liv Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


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.

Keywords: Endometriosis, colon resection, hysterectomy


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - T.E., E.R., Ö.K., B.T.; Design - T.E., E.R., Ö.K., B.T.; Supervision - T.E., E.R.; Resource - T.E., E.R., Ö.K., B.T.; Materials - T.E., E.R., Ö.K., B.T.; Data Collection and/or Processing - T.E., E.R., Ö.K., B.T.; Literature Search - T.E., E.R.; Writing Manuscript - T.E.; Critical Reviews - T.E., E.R., Ö.K.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has recevied no financial support.