Perineal Endometrioma with anal sphincter involvement. A case report

Carlos G. Torres M.D, Hospital Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Lourdes Rivero M.D, Hospital Sor Juana Ines de la cruz
Dina Gil M.D, Hospital Universitario de los Andes
Pedro J. Salinas M.D, PhD, Facultad de Medicina Universidad de los Andes


Perineal endometriosis is a disease characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue in the perineal region. Perineal endometriosis with anal sphincter involvement is an infrequent occurrence. The best treatment to obtain satisfactory cure consists in the wide excision, but it may cause incontinence if the anal sphincter is involved. In this paper we describe a 45 year old patient, with diagnosis of perianal endometrioma with anal sphincter involvement. The patient went through surgery with wide excision and preserved anal sphincter. After one year follow-up there were not complications reported by fecal incontinence. In contrast, the perineal endometriosis is considered an infrequent occurrence of pelvic endometriosis

Recommended Citation

Carlos G. Torres M.D; Lourdes Rivero M.D; Dina Gil M.D; and Pedro J. Salinas M.D, PhD (2013) "Perineal Endometrioma with anal sphincter involvement. A case report," World Journal of Colorectal Surgery: Vol. 3 : Iss. 3, Article 4.
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