Endometriosis of the Appendix: A Narrative Review

Kumar H. R. *

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, Taylor University, 47500 Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

Soma M.

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, Taylor University, 47500 Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

Saw M. O.

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, Taylor University, 47500 Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Endometriosis of the appendix is condition that is seen in young women, and it clinically presents with chronic lower abdominal pain. It is one of the sites of extra pelvic endometriosis and it is confirmed on histopathological evaluation of the appendix. The dilemma for the surgeon is if an appendectomy is to be performed or not. The introduction of laparoscopic surgery has made visualization of the pelvis and appendix easier, and we have conducted this narrative review article to see if an appendectomy should be performed in all cases of endometriosis.

Keywords: Appendicular endometriosis, incidental appendectomy, intestinal endometriosis, endometriosis and laparoscopic appendectomy

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Kumar H. R., Soma M., & Saw M. O. (2023). Endometriosis of the Appendix: A Narrative Review . Asian Journal of Medicine and Health, 21(11), 162–167. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajmah/2023/v21i11931


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