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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Introduction Amebiasis occurs worldwide, but it is more prevalent in tropical and developing countries. Open in a separate window. Paromomycin in the treatment of mild-to-moderate intestinal amebiasis. She had full resolution of symptoms. Abstract Ameboma is a rare complication of amebic colitis presenting as a mass of granulation tissue with peripheral fibrosis and a core of inflammation related to amebic chronic infection. Trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytica were better recognized after periodic acid-Schiff staining.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Other tests, including antigen detection assays, are the best current means for diagnosing intestinal amebona since they are sensitive, specific, rapid, easy to perform and distinguish E. Related articles Amebic colitis Crohn’s disease multicentric ameboma. An amebomaalso known as an amebic granulomais a rare complication of Entamoeba histolytica infection, where in response to the infecting amoeba there is formation of annular colonic granulation, which results in a large local lesion of the bowel.


It may result in low gastrointestinal bleeding and bowel obstruction.

According to the patient’s statement, he had suffered from intermittent bloody stool for nearly 1 month. Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest.

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

Declaration of patient consent The authors certify that they have intestianl all appropriate patient consent forms. The ascending colon appeared thickened. Grossly, serosa was covered with exudates and showed a healed perforation. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. Received Aug 12; Accepted Nov Journal List Case Rep Gastroenterol v. Furthermore, tinidazole, ornidazole amebooma nitazoxanide are alternative therapies [ 78 ]. Therefore, metronidazole and paromomycin intstinal 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.

Amoeboma of ascending colon with multiple liver abscesses. Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. This article has been cited by 1 Colonoscopic diagnosis of amebiasis: Metronidazole both eliminates the invading trophozoites and eradicates intestinal carriage of the organism.


Colonic ameboma accompanied by amebic liver abscess may be misdiagnosed as metastatic colon cancer. You can intesstinal Wikipedia by expanding it. An Atlas and Text. Support Center Support Center.

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The patient underwent emergent laparotomy. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak ; In the colonoscopy finding, ulcerative mass with ulceration and mucosal change over the rectum, ascending colon and cecum, Crohn’s disease, amebma of the colon, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tuberculosis, fungal infection, AIDS-associated lymphoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma are considerations of differential diagnosis.

Heidenhain’s iron hematoxylin stain demonstrates erythrophagocytosis. Amebiasis is common in tropical and developing countries with variable symptoms. Indian J Gastroenterol ;