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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Ameboma of colon simulating colonic adenocarcinoma


1 Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Renal Transplant Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Abhinav Seth
Department of Renal Transplant Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_285_17

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Amebiasis is common in tropical and developing countries with variable symptoms. Ameboma of the colon occurs rarely due to the annular growth of granulation tissue and can present as mass lesion simulating colonic carcinoma in elderly individuals. Due to diagnostic dilemma or in case of complications, for example, acute intestinal obstruction, perforation, or bleeding per rectum, the patient requires urgent surgical exploration and final diagnosis is made on histopathological examination.


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