Jun 23, Ramachandran BS, Thomas B, Baby S, Thomas R. Multicentric ameboma of the colon mimicking Crohn’s disease. J Dig Endosc ; Case report: Cecal ameboma as a complication of intestinal amebiasis ameboma del ciego, y que se interviene quirúrgicamente con el diagnóstico inicial de. Ameboma is an abnormal response, probably to prolonged infection and manifesting as a marked granuloma, mimicking colon carcinoma, except in its rapid.

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Peroperatively, a cecal mass was identified. N Engl J Med ; The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms. Histological examination of the right hemicolectomy specimen revealed cecal and ascending colon amebomas. Indian J Gastroenterol ; Laboratory investigations revealed leukocytosis with neutrophilia. The approximate length amevoma involvement of the colon was 12—13 cm and maximum thickness was 2.

Amebomas can occur rarely due to the formation of excess granulation tissue which usually occurs in cecum and ascending colon. Adenocarcinomaamebomacolon. According to his statement, the locals clean the dishes with groundwater. The patient was referred to this hospital for surgical treatment with a provisional diagnosis of carcinoma of the colon.

Ameboma: A Colon Carcinoma-Like Lesion in a Colonoscopy Finding

Indian J Gastroenterol ; Caecal amoeboma simulating malignant neoplasia, ileocaecal tuberculosis and Crohn’s disease. Furthermore, tinidazole, ornidazole and nitazoxanide are alternative therapies [ 78 ]. A high risk encounter. Amebic colitis is common in a,eboma countries, with its variable and non-specific symptoms.


Gastroenterol Clin North Am ; Conclusion In elderly individual, ameboma can be misdiagnosed as colonic carcinoma. The risk of contracting amebic colitis includes people living in endemic regions India, Africa, Mexico and parts of Central and South Americaimmigrants from or travelers to endemic regions, male homosexuals and institutionalized persons.

Differentiation of clinical isolates of Entamoeba histolytica by using specific DNA probes. Histopathology of intestinal biopsy specimen is essential to differentiate between ameboma and malignancy.

Ameboma of Colon Simulating Colonic Adenocarcinoma

Past and personal history was not significant. Amoeboma of ascending colon with multiple liver abscesses. N Engl J Med.

An uncommon case of malignant masquerade at a western medical center. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Vaccination may be considered as a priority for people traveling to high-prevalence countries and at high risk for amoebic infection.

Ameboma of the colon with amebic liver abscess mimicking metastatic colon cancer. Stricturizing ulcerated lesions in b proximal transverse colon black arrowsc splenic flexure of colon black arrows Click here to view.

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Singh G, Kumar S. The patient had tachycardia and a toxic look.

There were numerous ulcers in the ascending colon. Bedside abdominal echography showed no obvious liver abscess. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak ; Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer.

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The most common clinical symptoms of amebic infection are amebic colitis, which has various symptoms, and amebic liver abscess. Due to diagnostic dilemma or in case of complications, for example, acute intestinal obstruction, perforation, or bleeding per rectum, the patient requires urgent surgical exploration and final diagnosis is made on histopathological examination.


Other tests, including antigen detection assays, are the smeboma current means for diagnosing intestinal amebiasis since they are sensitive, specific, rapid, easy to perform and distinguish E.

Support Center Support Center. Ameboma of the colon occurs rarely due to the annular growth of granulation tissue and can present as mass lesion simulating colonic carcinoma in elderly individuals.

Ameboma mimicking carcinoma of the cecum: J Coll Physicians Surg Pak ; Sachdev GK, Dhol P. A high index of suspicion is essential for diagnosis when amebpma with colonic masses and liver lesions, especially in the tropics.

Amebiasis occurs worldwide, but it is more prevalent in tropical and developing countries. The patient underwent emergent laparotomy. Spectrochimica Qmeboma Part A: Pathologic examination was also performed and showed chronic inflammatory infiltrate of lymphoplasma cells, eosinophils and neutrophils in the edematous fibrous lamina propria.