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Positive FOBT and family history of colorectal cancer

Author: Franco Iafrate, Marcella Iannitti, Costanza Cavallini, Rome, Italy
Body Region: CT Colonography

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

1. Patient presentation

  • A 73-year-old asymptomatic man, with a family history of colorectal cancer, underwent a fecal
    occult blood test (FOBT) for screening.

  • The FOBT turned out to be positive so conventional colonoscopy was recommended.
  • Since the patient refused to undergo colonoscopy, CT colonography was scheduled.