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Calcifying bowel inflammation: a case report

Published inGastroenterology research and practice, vol. 2010, 526486
Publication date2010

We report about a previously healthy 72-year-old woman, presented with 6 days of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and constipation. There was no report of fever, melena, hematochezia or change in appetite. The physical exam demonstrated a distended abdomen with palpable left lower quadrant pain, without guarding. CT showed images compatible with a sigmoid diverticulitis and a calcification of the sigmoid colon. After antibiotic threatment, a colonoscopy was performed which revealed the presence of a shell in the sigmoid colon. Our case illustrates the need for a colonoscopy following an attack of diverticulitis to look for a cancer or rarely a foreign body.

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KLEIN, Jacques, MOREL, Philippe, TOSO, Christian. Calcifying bowel inflammation: a case report. In: Gastroenterology research and practice, 2010, vol. 2010, p. 526486. doi: 10.1155/2010/526486
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