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Positive FOBT and diverticular disease

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

    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.