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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Follow-up stool examinations are required after completion of the therapy since no regimen is completely effective.

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 Kaposi’s sarcoma are considerations of differential diagnosis.

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Ameboma – Wikipedia

Ameboma may be difficult to differentiate from colon carcinoma clinically, especially in elderly. Amebiasis occurs worldwide, but it is more prevalent in tropical and developing countries. He had been buying and selling merchandise in Indonesia for 18 years.


Indian J Gastroenterol ; Retrieved from ” https: A year-old lady presented with abdominal pain and mass in the right side of abdomen. The year-old male patient itnestinal any prior systemic disease. Numerous flask-shaped ulcers in cecal mucosa covered with necrotic debris with mixed inflammatory infiltrate.

Gathiram V, Jackson TF. Colonic involvement in patients with amoebic liver abscess: He had also been suffering from abdominal pain over intestinall periumbilical area, especially on the right site, for about 1 month. Treatment of asymptomatic intestinal Entamoeba histolytica infection.

Ameboma of Colon Simulating Colonic Adenocarcinoma

Caecal amoeboma simulating malignant neoplasia, ileocaecal tuberculosis and Crohn’s disease. Liu C, Crawford JN. Financial support and sponsorship Nil. Ameboma mimicking carcinoma of the cecum: We present this case since it is a case of ameboma, a rare complication of amebic colitis with an extremely rare presentation of multiple ulcerated stricturizing lesions, involving cecum, ascending, transverse colon, and splenic flexure which typically resembled Crohn’s disease.

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Hong Kong Med J ; This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Most patients with E. The most common sites are the ascending colon and the cecum.

Ameboma of Colon Simulating Colonic Adenocarcinoma

Abstract Amebiasis is common in tropical and developing countries with variable symptoms. Analysis of 55 cases. Focal aggregations of amoeba trophozoites were demonstrated by periodic acid-Schiff stain fig.


Amebic liver abscess in a patient from Pakistan. No evidence of malignancy was noted. It may result in low gastrointestinal bleeding and bowel obstruction. Paromomycin in the treatment of mild-to-moderate intestinal amebiasis. According to his statement, the locals clean the dishes with groundwater. Ameboma of the colon with amebic liver abscess mimicking metastatic colon cancer. Worldwide, approximately 40—50 million people develop colitis or extraintestinal disease annually with 40, deaths [ 2 ].

Follow-up colonoscopy 8 months post treatment showed complete remission. Received Aug 12; Accepted Nov Amebomas are found in decreasing order of frequency in the cecum, the appendix, and rectosigmoid colon.

An Atlas and Text. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Ileocecal masses in patients with amebic liver abscess: In addition, malnourished patients, infants, elderly, pregnant women and patients receiving glucocorticoids may be at increased risk for fulminant disease.

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