Fungal inflammatory masses masquerading as colorectal cancer: a case report

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/610305
Title:
Fungal inflammatory masses masquerading as colorectal cancer: a case report
Author:
Ilyas, Mohammed I. Mohammed; Jordan, Sean A.; Nfonsam, Valentine
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd
Citation:
Mohammed Ilyas et al. BMC Research Notes (2015) 8:32 DOI 10.1186/s13104-014-0962-2
Journal:
BMC Research Notes
Rights:
© 2015 Mohammed Ilyas et al.; licensee BioMed Central. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)
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Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Non malignant invasive tumors of the colon and rectum are very rare. Gastrointestinal Basidiobolomycosis can present as a mass lesion mimicking colorectal cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56 year old Caucasian male was evaluated for abdominal and pelvic pain for 4 weeks complicated by acute urinary retention. Radiological evaluation showed him to have recto-sigmoid and cecal mass. Endoscopic examination and biopsies did not reveal a definite diagnosis. Computerized tomography guided biopsy of the mass showed fungal elements consistent with gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis. He was treated with Itraconazole for 12 months with very good clinical and radiological response. CONCLUSION: Basidiobolomycosis of the gastrointestinal tract should be considered during evaluation of colorectal masses with atypical presentation. It is a rare entity seen more in endemic regions of the world for basidiobolomycosis including southwestern United States.
EISSN:
1756-0500
DOI:
10.1186/s13104-014-0962-2
Keywords:
Gastrointestinal Basidiobolomycosis; Fungal mass; Colorectal cancer
Version:
Final published version
Additional Links:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/8/32

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dc.contributor.authorIlyas, Mohammed I. Mohammeden
dc.contributor.authorJordan, Sean A.en
dc.contributor.authorNfonsam, Valentineen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-20T09:03:45Z-
dc.date.available2016-05-20T09:03:45Z-
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationMohammed Ilyas et al. BMC Research Notes (2015) 8:32 DOI 10.1186/s13104-014-0962-2en
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13104-014-0962-2en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/610305-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Non malignant invasive tumors of the colon and rectum are very rare. Gastrointestinal Basidiobolomycosis can present as a mass lesion mimicking colorectal cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56 year old Caucasian male was evaluated for abdominal and pelvic pain for 4 weeks complicated by acute urinary retention. Radiological evaluation showed him to have recto-sigmoid and cecal mass. Endoscopic examination and biopsies did not reveal a definite diagnosis. Computerized tomography guided biopsy of the mass showed fungal elements consistent with gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis. He was treated with Itraconazole for 12 months with very good clinical and radiological response. CONCLUSION: Basidiobolomycosis of the gastrointestinal tract should be considered during evaluation of colorectal masses with atypical presentation. It is a rare entity seen more in endemic regions of the world for basidiobolomycosis including southwestern United States.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/8/32en
dc.rights© 2015 Mohammed Ilyas et al.; licensee BioMed Central. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)en
dc.subjectGastrointestinal Basidiobolomycosisen
dc.subjectFungal massen
dc.subjectColorectal canceren
dc.titleFungal inflammatory masses masquerading as colorectal cancer: a case reporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1756-0500en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, University of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.journalBMC Research Notesen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the UA Faculty Publications collection. For more information this item or other items in the UA Campus Repository, contact the University of Arizona Libraries at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
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