Jun 23, Ramachandran BS, Thomas B, Baby S, Thomas R. Multicentric ameboma of the colon mimicking Crohn’s disease. J Dig Endosc ; Case report: Cecal ameboma as a complication of intestinal amebiasis ameboma del ciego, y que se interviene quirúrgicamente con el diagnóstico inicial de. Ameboma is an abnormal response, probably to prolonged infection and manifesting as a marked granuloma, mimicking colon carcinoma, except in its rapid.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Intermittent fever was also during that week. Therefore, metronidazole and paromomycin should not be given at the same time owing to the side effects of paromomycin, the most common being diarrhea, and because it is difficult to differentially diagnose this from the patient’s response to treatment. J Assoc Physicians India ; After bowel preparation, the patient complained of severe abdominal pain and developed generalized tenderness and involuntary guarding.


S Afr Med J. Amoeboma of ascending colon with multiple liver abscesses. Past and personal history was not significant. The recovery of the patient was uneventful and the patient underwent restoration of bowel continuity after 6 weeks. Indian J Intesyinal Microbiol ; The patients understand that their names and initials will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal their identity, but anonymity cannot be guaranteed.

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An uncommon case of malignant masquerade at a western medical center. Colonic amoebic abscess mimicking carcinoma of the colon.

However, suspected secondaries were not seen on the surface of the liver. This report describes the case of a year-old male who presented with abdominal pain.

Ameboma: A Colon Carcinoma-Like Lesion in a Colonoscopy Finding

Ameboma is a mass of granulation tissue with peripheral fibrosis and a core of inflammation related to amebic chronic infection usually found in the cecum and intestunal colon. Hong Kong Med J. N Engl J Med.

Gathiram V, Jackson TF. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. According to the patient’s statement, he had suffered from intermittent bloody stool for nearly 1 month.


Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences. Ash J, Spitz S. The most common sites are the ascending colon and the cecum. A final diagnosis of ameboma was made. Colonoscopic diagnosis of amebiasis: Pathology of Tropical Diseases. Indian J Gastroenterol ; Open in a separate window.

The treatment of ameboma includes antibiotics and agents for eliminating intestinal cysts. Damjanov I, Linder J.

Ameboma of Colon Simulating Colonic Adenocarcinoma

Histopathology of intestinal biopsy specimen is essential to differentiate between ameboma and malignancy. Curr Med Res Opin.

Other tests, including antigen detection assays, are the best current means for diagnosing ijtestinal amebiasis since they are sensitive, specific, rapid, easy to perform and distinguish E.

Amebic perforation of the colon.