Positive FOBT and incomplete optical colonoscopy

Body Region: CT Colonography
Author: Marta Zerunian, Domenico De Santis, Damiano Caruso

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

1. Patient presentation

  • A 56-year-old woman presented with positive FOBT (Fecal Occult Blood Test).
  • She underwent optical colonoscopy interrupted at the descending colon for abdominal pain.
  • CT colonography was performed to explore the whole colon; the patient was informed that, in the case of positive findings, the examination would be continued with an intravenous injection of contrast medium.

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