Left flank pain, anemia and positive FOBT

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

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


1. Patient presentation

  • An 86-year-old woman presented with left flank pain.
  • Her medical history included essential thrombocytopenia.
  • Laboratory analyses revealed anemia and a positive result on the fecal occult blood test
    (FOBT).

  • Ultrasonography of the abdomen showed diffuse wall thickening of the descending colon.
  • The patient, unfit for conventional colonoscopy due to essential thrombocytopenia, was referred
    to CT colonography.

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