Date of Presentation

5-3-2018 8:00 AM

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

This is a unique case of a female with an acute bout of diverticulitis who six weeks later on follow up colonoscopy, was found to have signet ring cell colon carcinoma. The purpose is to deliver awareness of this rare type of colon malignancy, emphasize the continued need for screening colonoscopy, and to provide the reader with a distinct and thought provoking spin on the conventional diagnosis of diverticulitis.


Keywords

carcinoma, signet ring cell, colorectal neoplasms, diverticulitis, colonoscopy

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Digestive System Diseases | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neoplasms

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May 3rd, 8:00 AM

A Case of Signet Ring Cell Colon Carcinoma Initially Presenting As Acute Diverticulitis

This is a unique case of a female with an acute bout of diverticulitis who six weeks later on follow up colonoscopy, was found to have signet ring cell colon carcinoma. The purpose is to deliver awareness of this rare type of colon malignancy, emphasize the continued need for screening colonoscopy, and to provide the reader with a distinct and thought provoking spin on the conventional diagnosis of diverticulitis.


 

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