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
- 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.