Adenocarcinoma of colon in patient with ulcerative colitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Known case of ulcerative colitis with weight loss and abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 33
Gender: Male

Significant narrowing is noted at splenic flexure of colon on unenhanced CT scanogram. There is also loss of haustra in distal portion of colon in a known patient with ulcerative colitis.

Thickening and irregularity are seen at splenic flexure of the colon with slightly surrounding fat stranding in favor of tumoral lesion. Loss of hustration is also visible at distal colon in a known patient with ulcerative colitis. 

Case Discussion

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including chronic ulcerative colitis and also Crohn disease (particularly in bypassed loops/in vicinity of chronic fistula) are predisposing factors for colorectal cancer.

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Case information

rID: 44842
Published: 25th Jun 2017
Last edited: 5th Nov 2017
Tag: cancer
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