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Colorectal Cancer Mimicking as Abdominal Tuberculosis - A Rare Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 10)

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Page : 1713-1715

Keywords : colorectal carcinoma; abdominal TB; CECT abdomen; biopsy; colonoscopy; pet scan;

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Colorectal carcinoma is commonest malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract and is the second most usually diagnosed cancer in adults, mainly at 6th to 7th decades of life. CT and MRI are the modalities of choice used for staging and Colonoscopy for better evaluation and tissue diagnosis as well to see other occult lesion. On the other hand the incidence of TB is increasing all over the world. Although pulmonary involvement is most frequent, 3 % of patients present with abdominal involvement which requires differential diagnosis from malignancy. The clinical presentation of abdominal TB is pain abdomen, weight loss, fever, anorexia, altered bowel habits, bleeding per rectum, palpable mass in abdomen, and it is difficult to differentiate from crohn, s disease and malignancies. In this article, we aimed to report a patient with colorectal carcinoma which could be confused with abdominal TB in clinical and imaging modalities.

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