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Calcifying bowel inflammation: a case report.

Klein J, Morel P, Toso C - Gastroenterol Res Pract (2010)

Bottom Line: We report about a previously healthy 72-year-old woman, presented with 6 days of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and constipation.There was no report of fever, melena, hematochezia or change in appetite.CT showed images compatible with a sigmoid diverticulitis and a calcification of the sigmoid colon.

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Affiliation: Abdominal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Geneva, rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Genève 14, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
We report about a previously healthy 72-year-old woman, presented with 6 days of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and constipation. There was no report of fever, melena, hematochezia or change in appetite. The physical exam demonstrated a distended abdomen with palpable left lower quadrant pain, without guarding. CT showed images compatible with a sigmoid diverticulitis and a calcification of the sigmoid colon. After antibiotic threatment, a colonoscopy was performed which revealed the presence of a shell in the sigmoid colon. Our case illustrates the need for a colonoscopy following an attack of diverticulitis to look for a cancer or rarely a foreign body.

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Mentions: CT showed images compatible with a sigmoid diverticulitis and a calcification of the sigmoid colon (Figure 1(a), arrow).


Calcifying bowel inflammation: a case report.

Klein J, Morel P, Toso C - Gastroenterol Res Pract (2010)

© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Mentions: CT showed images compatible with a sigmoid diverticulitis and a calcification of the sigmoid colon (Figure 1(a), arrow).

Bottom Line: We report about a previously healthy 72-year-old woman, presented with 6 days of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and constipation.There was no report of fever, melena, hematochezia or change in appetite.CT showed images compatible with a sigmoid diverticulitis and a calcification of the sigmoid colon.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Abdominal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Geneva, rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Genève 14, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
We report about a previously healthy 72-year-old woman, presented with 6 days of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and constipation. There was no report of fever, melena, hematochezia or change in appetite. The physical exam demonstrated a distended abdomen with palpable left lower quadrant pain, without guarding. CT showed images compatible with a sigmoid diverticulitis and a calcification of the sigmoid colon. After antibiotic threatment, a colonoscopy was performed which revealed the presence of a shell in the sigmoid colon. Our case illustrates the need for a colonoscopy following an attack of diverticulitis to look for a cancer or rarely a foreign body.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus