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Pseudomembranous colitis due to clostridium difficile

Authors:

R Kiliçarslan ,

Department of Radiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, TR
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H Toprak,

Department of Radiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, TR
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F Ozturk,

Department of Radiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, TR
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E Kocakoç

Department of Radiology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, TR
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Abstract

Background: A 62-year-old Turkish man was referred for ultrasonography of a palpable mass in

the left upper abdomen. Past medical history revealed emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy

for acute calculus cholecystitis about 6 months earlier in Turkey. On clinical examination therewas a small palpable mass with mild tenderness in the left subcostal region. Due to a language barrier it was uncertain if the swelling was present before or after the cholecystectomy. Ultrasonography revealed a calcified lesion. The differential diagnosis at that time was dystrophic calcifications or a soft tissue tumor with calcification. However, additional conventional imaging of the left subcostal region revealed no calcifications. In the work-up of a possible soft tissue tumor MRI was performed.

How to Cite: Kiliçarslan R, Toprak H, Ozturk F, Kocakoç E. Pseudomembranous colitis due to clostridium difficile. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2014;97(3):158–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.59
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Published on 14 May 2014.
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