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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This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. 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 amebooma original work on http: The major complications of ameboma include perforation, obstruction, intussusception, anorectal fistula and appendicitis [ 6 ].

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. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. In our case, the amebomaa lived in an endemic region India and his dishes were cleaned with uncooked water.


Focal aggregations of amoeba trophozoites were demonstrated by periodic acid-Schiff stain fig. The ascending colon appeared thickened. It may result in low gastrointestinal bleeding and bowel obstruction.

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A colon carcinoma-like mass was noted in his colonoscopy finding. Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer. This page was last edited on 16 Juneat The approximate length of involvement of the colon was 12—13 cm and maximum thickness was 2. Distal ileal loops appeared prominent 2. Ameboma of the colon with amebic liver abscess mimicking metastatic colon cancer.

Abstract Amebiasis is common in tropical and developing countries with variable symptoms. Introduction Amebiasis occurs worldwide, but it is more prevalent in tropical and developing countries. Radiological examination depicted concentric thickening of the cecal wall with mass formation and a cystic lesion in the liver. Normocytic anemia was also noted and suspected to be related to the bloody stool.

Principles and practice of infectious diseases: Diagnosis is usually made on laparotomy if associated with amebic liver abscess which is the most common extraintestinal manifestation of amebiasis. Ameboma of the colon with amebic liver abscess mimicking metastatic colon cancer.

The therapeutic strategy should be combined with antibiotics for invasive dysentery and eradication of luminal cysts. Histopathological examination revealed multicentric lesion with focal necrosis and trophozoites of E.



Ash J, Spitz S. A review of published case reports. He had been buying and selling merchandise in Indonesia for 18 years.

Histopathology of intestinal biopsy specimen is essential to differentiate between ameboma and malignancy.

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

Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. Thirteen lymph nodes isolated from mesentery showed reactive hyperplasia. Open in a separate window. Peroperatively, a cecal mass was identified.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. The most common sites are the ascending colon and the cecum.

Follow-up colonoscopy 8 months post treatment showed complete remission. Invasive amebiasis and ameboma formation presenting as a rectal mass: Past and personal history was not significant. Paromomycin in the treatment of mild-to-moderate intestinal amebiasis. He also denied any history of hemorrhoids and had not suffered from the same episode before.

A high risk encounter.