J Korean Soc Radiol.  2018 Jul;79(1):40-44. 10.3348/jksr.2018.79.1.40.

Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Arising within a Colonic Diverticulum Mimicking a Diverticular Abscess: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea. jy0707hwang@schmc.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Colon cancer arising in a colonic diverticulum is very rare. There are only a few reported cases of colon cancer associated with a diverticulum. Of these reported cases, only a few are those of a mucinous adenocarcinoma. Here, we report a case of an 82-year-old female with a mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in the ascending colonic diverticulum, which clinically and radiologically mimicked perforated diverticulitis with abscess formation. Although such cases are rare, our findings suggest that malignant tumors may be misdiagnosed as diverticular diseases and should be considered during work-up.

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