Osseous metaplasia of the colon in an ulcerative proctosigmoiditis

Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Endoscopy (Impact Factor: 5.05). 04/2012; 44 Suppl 2 UCTN(S 02):E76-7. DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1291602
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    ABSTRACT: Ectopic bone formation in the digestive tract is a very rare phenomenon in pathology. Most cases of bone metaplasia were found in distal colon tumors, rectum and sigmoid respectively. We present a case of well-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the caecum (the second case of literature) associated with bone metaplasia, which debuted atypical, with symptoms of infectious enterocolitis, in a 72-year-old female patient, with no history of digestive pathology. Highlighting bone metaplasia was achieved by current histological techniques. Patient's evolution was favorable with surgical treatment and chemotherapy.
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