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Constipation and chronic pelvic pain

Author: Franco Iafrate, Marcella Iannitti, Paolo Baldassari, Rome, Italy
Body Region: CT Colonography

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 61-year-old woman with constipation and chronic pelvic pain tested positive on a faecal
    occult blood test.

  • The patient was apyretic and did not have elevated levels of any inflammatory or tumoral
    marker (carcinoembryonic antigen levels were normal).

  • Conventional colonoscopy was incomplete because of the presence of a stenosing lesion in the
    sigmoid colon

  • She was referred to CT colonography for further analysis.