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The value of abdominal ultrasound in the diagnosis of colon cancer – Case report
 
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Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Univesity of Lublin, Lublin
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Sylwia Rola   

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Univesity of Lublin, Lublin, Staszica Street 16, 20-081 Lublin, Poland
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2017;11(2):160–161
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Introduction:
Abdominal ultrasound is considered an initial examination of the the gastrointestinal tract. The case is presented in which ultrasound (US) detected a 'pseudokidney' sign that enabled the tentative diagnosis of a colonic neoplastic lesion.

Case report:
A 78-year-old patient was admitted to the Department of Internal Diseases due to weight loss and anaemia. US demonstrated abnormalities in the form of intestinal wall thickening with a hyperechoic centre. This finding led to the tentative diagnosis of a neoplastic lesion. After further diagnostic procedures, i.e. colonoscopy and histopathological examination of biopsy specimens, the patient was diagnosed with colon adenocarcinoma.

Conclusions:
In many cases, experienced US radiologists can initially assess the intestinal wall and other organs, which effectively directs towards further diagnostic management, hence accelerates the diagnosis and decision to apply a given therapeutic option or otherwise

 
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