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Left flank pain, anemia and positive FOBT

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

    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

    • 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.