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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.