Amebiasis Masquerading Colonic Lymphoma in an Intestinal Intussusception Patient

Abdurrahman Sahin, Gamze Geyik, Turan Calhan, Resul Kahraman, Aysenur Ihvan, Kamil Ozdil, Haci Mehmet Sokmen


Intussusception which presents with palpable mass, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea is a rare condition in adulthood. Most of adult intussusception cases are secondary to benign or malign lesions. Entamoeba histolytica is a common pathogen leading to chronic bloody diarrhea in developing countries. We report a 22-year-old patient presenting with abdominal pain and chronic bloody mucoid diarrhea, which intestinal amebiasis delayed diagnosis of intussusception secondary to colonic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(8):441-444


Amebiasis; Colonic lymphoma; Intussusception

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