Colonic Adenocarcinoma with Florid Vascular Proliferation Related to Intussusception

  • Pallavi Rao
  • Anisha Sawkar
  • Srikanth Narayanaswamy
  • Nandita Ghosal
  • Sadiq S. Sikora
Case Report

Case Presentation

A 62-year-old lady presented to the hospital with severe abdominal pain and vomiting since 2 days. There was no significant past medical history. A contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen showed an ileocolic intussusception (Fig.  1A, C) with a polypoidal enhancing mass (Fig. 1B) as the lead point of the intussusception. There were no abnormal enhancing vascular channels seen in the involved segments of the ileum or colon and no evidence to suggest an arteriovenous malformation.


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Informed consent was taken from the patient. All identifying data have been removed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pallavi Rao
    • 1
  • Anisha Sawkar
    • 2
  • Srikanth Narayanaswamy
    • 2
  • Nandita Ghosal
    • 1
  • Sadiq S. Sikora
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of HistopathologySakra World HospitalBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySakra World HospitalBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Surgical GastroenterologySakra World HospitalBangaloreIndia

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