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Apple-core lesion of the colon: a case report

Ahmed Alzaraa, Kurzatkowski Krzysztof, Raphael Uwechue, Ming Tee, Chelliah Selvasekar
Cases Journal 2009, 2: 7275
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INTRODUCTION: The appearance of the apple-core lesion of the colon can be caused by several diseases.

CASE PRESENTATION: A male patient was referred to the surgical clinic with melaena and weight loss. Clinical examination and investigations confirmed an apple-core lesion of the colon. He underwent surgery, but unfortunately, died of a chest infection two weeks after the operation.

CONCLUSION: This case shows the use of computed tomography in demonstrating the primary cause of iron deficiency anaemia, and at the same time, staging the disease for loco-regional metastasis.

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