Obstructing apple core lesion of the rectum: A case report of inflammatory pseudotumor masquerading as colorectal carcinoma

Shevonne S. Satahoo, Carole Brathwaite, James S. Davis, Cathy Burnweit

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Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumor is a rare lesion which can occur, typically in children and young adults, in many different organ systems. The tumor often clinically behaves like a cancer but without histological evidence of malignancy. This case study of a 14 year-old boy is the first report in the literature of an inflammatory pseudotumor presenting as an obstructing apple core lesion, mimicking a rectal carcinoma. A six-week course of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) led to complete resolution of the mass, and following resection of a residual stricture, the patient has been recurrence-free for seven years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-680
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Apple core lesion
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
  • NSAIDs
  • Pediatric
  • Rectum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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