A year-old man presented with rectal pain and bleeding secondary to ulcerated, necrotic rectal and cecal masses that resembled colorectal. Tratamiento quirurgico de la colitis amibiana fulminante Cervantes LF, Sanchez ME, Santillan JMTratamiento medico del ameboma del ciego y colon. How this ameboma develops is still a (A) Note a diffuse antimesenteric ameboma narrowing the Guarner V: Tratamiento de la parasitosis producida por.

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Problems in recognition and diagnosis of amebiasis: Double contrast CT scan of the abdomen showing an irregular concentric mass on the cecal wall large arrows partially compressing the terminal ileum. A redescription of Entamoeba histolytica Shaudinn, Emended Walker separating it from Entamoeba dispar Brumpt, We report a rare case of a cecal ameboma stressing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and the effectiveness of medical therapy. In addition, amebic trophozoites were documented within the exudative tissue.

She had experienced a three kilograme weight loss in the previous four months, associated with an episode of acute bloody diarrhea which was self-medicated. Subsequent laboratory parameters also revealed positive anti-amoebic antibodies titles of 1: One possible explanation for this reaction is secondary bacterial over infection.


Clinical presentation ranges from mild diarrhoea episodes to dysentery and liver abscess. In these, the tissue necrosis characteristic of amebic colitis is replaced by an extensive inflammatory reaction.

A colonoscopy was performed and showed a bulky-ulcerated mass in the cecum area.

During follow-up a colonoscopy was performed showing a normal cecum mucosa except for some areas of focal hyperaemia Figure 3. Hospital Clinic, Institut d??

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Men within the second and fifth decade of life are most commonly affected. Amebiasis is a major cause of morbidity by parasites worldwide.

The liver, spleen and pancreas were normal. Ameboma; amebiasis; colonos-copy; parasitic diseases; protozoan infections; Spain. Furthermore, CT scan can help detect spread lesions to other organs.

Success of medical therapy in a rare case of cecal ameboma | Revista de GastroenterologĂ­a de MĂ©xico

In rare cases, patients with long-standing infection can develop exophytic, cicatricial and inflammatory tumors called amebomas. Recibido el 10 de mayo de ; aceptado el 06 de julio de Early therapy with anti-parasitic drugs is the cornerstone for avoid complications in patients with ameboma that are diagnosed previous to urgent surgery.

Unsuspected tumor of the colon Rev Gastroenterol Mex Tfatamiento Amebiasis is the infection of the human gastrointestinal tract by Entamoeba histolytica EHa protozoan parasite that is capable of invading the intestinal mucosa and spreading to other organs causing abscesses. It yratamiento been estimated that ameboma occurs in 1.


Amoeboma of ascending colon with multiple amebic liver abscesses. This was interpreted by many researchers as an indication that the parasite had a variable virulence.

Characteristic symptoms only occur when trophozoites invade the gastrointestinal mucosa. The control CT scan four weeks after treatment was completely normal. We report a 52 years old mexican-mestizo female, presenting with a painless right lower quadrant abdominal mass and diagnosed of cecal ameboma prior to surgery by colonoscopy and histopathologic tratamienho. Nonneoplastic lesions of the colon.

Ameboma, a complication caused by EH invasion of the intestinal wall, is a rare presentation of amebiasis, occurring approximately in 1. Differential diagnosis must be made with Crohn’s disease, appendix abscesses in younger patients and colon cancer or diverticulitis in the elderly. Contrast-enhanced tomography CT revealed a concentric thickening 22 mm of the cecum wall Figure 1. Diagnosis is difficult and in most cases done after surgical interventions due to insidious onset and variability of signs and symptoms.

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