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Positive FOBT and incomplete optical colonoscopy

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

    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.