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Ischemic colitis masquerading as colonic tumor: case report with review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22219603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ischemic colitis can mimic a carcinoma on computed tomographic (CT) imaging or endoscopic examination. A coexisting colonic carcinoma or another potentially obstructing lesion has also been described in 20% of the cases of ischemic colitis. CT scan can differentiate it from colon cancer in 75% of cases. However, colonoscopy is the preferred method for diagnosing ischemic colitis as it allows for direct visualization with tissue sampling. Varied presentations of ischemic colitis have been described as an ulcerated or submucosal mass or as a narrowed segment of colon with ulcerated mucosa on colonoscopy. Awareness and early recognition of such varied presentations of a common condition is necessary to differentiate from a colonic carcinoma, and to avoid unnecessary surgery and related complications.
Authors:
Parakkal Deepak; Radha Devi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  17     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-05     Completed Date:  2012-03-02     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5324-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged, 80 and over
Anticoagulants / adverse effects
Biopsy
Colitis, Ischemic / etiology,  pathology*,  radiography*,  surgery
Colon / drug effects,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Colonic Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Heparin / adverse effects
Humans
Male
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 9005-49-6/Heparin
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