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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2001 Oct;23(4):255-258. Korean. Case Report.
Rue JI , Lee JW , Kim ES , Kim YS , Woo GH , Moon JS , Lee WJ , Lee JS , Baik HW , Jeon YB , Yoo K .
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea. moonjs2@unitel.co.kr
Department of Internal Medicine, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Diverticular disease of the colon in Korea is different from developed Western countries. Diverticulosis leads to the complications in about 20% of cases. The diverticulitis of the right colon is difficult to be differentiated from acute appendicitis. According as increase of elderly populations, incidence of the diverticulitis of the left colon increase. Therefore we should be differenciated from other diseases. In very rare case, frequent recurrence and recovery of the diverticulitis leads to a chronic state with complications such perforation, microabscess, fistula, adhesion and fibrous hypertrophy. These findings may be misdiagnosed as malignancy because of protruding mass and stricture on colonoscopy. We present a case of an pseudotumor that looks like a malignancy in the sigmoid on colonoscopy. After surgical resection, the lesion turned out to be a complicated diverticulitis.

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