Apple core sign in colon cancer

Case contributed by Dr Ayaz Hidayatov


Middle aged male with epigastric pain

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Axial CT shows irregular concentric wall thickening with luminal narrowing of the mid transverse colon.

Modality: Annotated image

Red arrows indicate the apple core lesion.

Modality: Photo

Apple core

Case Discussion

Apple core sign: the appearance of an annular carcinoma of the bowel, usually the colon, due to bowel wall thickening with resultant circumferential constriction of the lumen.

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Case Information

rID: 53421
Case created: 17th May 2017
Last edited: 20th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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