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Acta Chir Belg. 2005 May-Jun;105(3):306-8.

Colitis cystica profunda simulating rectal carcinoma.

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Department of Gastroenterology, Selcuk University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey. ekayacetin@mynet.com

Abstract

Localized colitis cystica profunda is a rare, benign disease of the lower gastro-intestinal tract, usually presenting as a rectal mass and characterized microscopically by the presence of mucus-filled cysts in the submucosa. Knowledge of this particular pathological entity is important as it can mimic a well differentiated adenocarcinoma of the rectum and therefore could lead to unnecessary surgical resection. We present a case of colitis cystica profunda misdiagnosed as adenocarcinoma based on their similar clinical picture and histological features.

PMID:
16018526
DOI:
10.1080/00015458.2005.11679722
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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