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Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the colon: a rare cause of cecal mass with bleeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19194269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a well-defined disease most frequently reported in the kidney and gallbladder. The occurrence of this disease in the colon is extremely rare, with only five cases of appendix vermiformis involvement in the literature. Its clinical importance is that it can be misinterpreted as a malignant process clinically and intraoperatively as well as in the imaging studies. In this report, a 57-year-old patient presented with a cecal mass that caused recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia, mimicking colon cancer. This is the first report of this lesion involving the cecum with typical macroscopic and microscopic features but with atypical clinical symptoms and findings.
A Ziya Anadol; Ipek Isik Gonul; Ekmel Tezel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-05     Completed Date:  2009-03-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Departments of Surgery and Pathology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cecal Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology,  surgery
Cecum / pathology
Colonic Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology,  surgery
Granuloma / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Inflammation / pathology
Middle Aged
Xanthomatosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery

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