Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 251–253 | Cite as

Intraluminal meniscoid ulcer in the colon: An unusual sign of malignancy

  • Barry N. Siskind
  • Morton I. Burrell


An unusual sign of malignancy in the colon is described, consisting of an intraluminal lenticular ulcer surrounded by a meniscoid lucency of tumor. This constellation of findings was first described by Carman as a specific indicator of gastric malignancy. An aggressive ulcerating lesion with these characteristics, while rare in the colon, raises the suspicion of carcinoma.

Key words

Colon, neoplasms Colon, radiography 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry N. Siskind
    • 1
  • Morton I. Burrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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