Constipation, pain and family history of CRC

Body Region: CT Colonography
Author: Franco Iafrate, Maria Ciolina, Paolo Baldassari Department of Radiological Sciences La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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

1. Patient presentation

  • A 72-year-old man presented with constipation and abdominal pain.
  • A clinical interview revealed a family history of colorectal cancer (CRC), in that his father
    and mother both died from the disease (lifetime CRC risk, 24%)

  • Double contrast enema examination showed an “apple core” lesion on the sigmoid colon.
  • The patient was referred for CT colonography.

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