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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Antibody measurements are also available but remain positive for years. In developed countries, this amebic infection is also an important issue for travelers in highly epidemic countries or in the immunocompromised population, including patients with AIDS or receiving organ transplantation. An uncommon case of malignant masquerade at infestinal western medical center. Ulcers were covered with necrotic debris with mixed inflammatory infiltrate.

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J Int Med Res. This report describes the case of a year-old male who presented with abdominal pain. Abstract Ameboma is a rare complication of amebic colitis presenting as a mass of granulation tissue with peripheral fibrosis and a core of inflammation related to amebic chronic infection.

Radiological examination depicted concentric thickening of the cecal wall with mass formation and a cystic lesion in the liver. A comparison of a short course of single daily dosage therapy of tinidazole with metronidazole in intestinal amoebiasis.

A mild elevation in C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were noted. Colonic ameboma accompanied by amebic liver abscess may be misdiagnosed as metastatic colon cancer. Biopsy provided a diagnosis of ameboma. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The patient was referred to this hospital intestina surgical treatment with a provisional diagnosis of carcinoma of the colon.

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

We present here a case of ameboma of the right colon simulating as colonic carcinoma. Discussion The risk of contracting amebic colitis includes people living in endemic regions India, Africa, Mexico and parts inrestinal Central and South Americaimmigrants from or travelers to endemic regions, male homosexuals and institutionalized persons. He had also been suffering from abdominal pain over the periumbilical area, especially on the right site, for about 1 month.

Colonoscopic pictures showing a cecal ameboma black arrowileocecal valve red arrow. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences.

Amebic colitis is common in developing countries, with its varied and nonspecific symptoms. Amoeboma of ascending colon with multiple liver abscesses.

Dis Colon Rectum ; Grossly, serosa was covered with exudates and showed a healed perforation.

Hong Kong Med J. Colonoscopy was also done at the emergency room and showed multiple small polyps over the terminal ileum and multiple indurated ulcerations over the rectum and cecum fig. The most common sites are the ascending colon and the cecum. Support Center Support Center.

Retrieved from ” https: None, Conflict of Interest: The sites of ameboma were also compatible with the most common sites of amebic colitis, including the cecum, ascending colon and terminal ileum. Non neoplastic lesions of the colon. Gastroenterol Clin North Am ; Ileocecal masses in patients with amebic liver abscess: How to cite this URL: Hong Kong Med J ; 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.

Vaccination may be considered as a priority for people traveling to high-prevalence countries and at high risk for amoebic infection.


In necrotic debris, numerous trophozoites of E. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Ray G, Iqbal N. He had been buying and selling merchandise in Indonesia for 18 years. Due to the above problem, he was taken to our emergency ambeoma. In the colonoscopy finding, ulcerative mass with ulceration and mucosal change over the rectum, ascending colon and cecum, Crohn’s disease, carcinoma of the colon, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tuberculosis, fungal infection, AIDS-associated lymphoma and Amebomw sarcoma are considerations of differential diagnosis.

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

Amebomas can occur rarely due to the formation of excess granulation tissue which usually occurs in cecum and ascending colon. Users may download, print and share this work on the Internet for noncommercial purposes only, provided the original work is properly cited, and a link to the original work on http: Clinical diagnostic problems associated with caecal amoeboma: Due to clinical and diagnostic uncertainty or if any complication occurs, the patient is usually referred for surgical exploration and final diagnosis is made on histopathological examination.

J Assoc Physicians India ; However, suspected secondaries were not seen on the surface of the liver. Adjacent mesocolonic fat stranding and haziness were seen with subcentimetric lymph nodes.