Positive FOBT and diverticular disease

Body Region: CT Colonography
Author: Franco Iafrate, Maria Ciolina, Paolo Baldassari, Andrea Laghi, Department of Radiological Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome and Polo di Latina, Italy

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

1. Patient presentation

  • A 58-year-old woman at average risk for colorectal cancer (i.e. no first-degree relatives with
    the disease) had a positive result at fecal occult blood testing (FOBT).
  • Conventional colonoscopy was inconclusive due to severe sigmoid diverticular disease.
  • The patient was referred for CT colonography.

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