Clostridium septicum aortitis with synchronous ascending colon and rectal adenocarcinoma

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Clostridium septicum aortitis with synchronous ascending colon and rectal adenocarcinoma (EN)

Kistler, Andrew C.
Kozuch, Patricia
Jain, Deepanshu

Clostridium septicum (C. septicum) aortitis is a rare condition frequently associated with colon adenocarcinoma and carries a poor prognosis. We report the case of a 66-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain, blood in the stool, fever and chills. Laboratory tests were significant for leukocytosis and microcytic anemia. Abdominal imaging revealed a right colon mass and aortitis. Colonoscopy confirmed the right colon mass and also discovered a rectal mass, both adenocarcinomas. Treatment consisted of antibiotics, aortic repair, right hemi-colectomy and later trans-anal excision of the rectal mass. Blood cultures and the aortic specimen grew C. septicum. The patient improved and was doing well in follow up.Keywords Clostridium septicum, aortitis, colorectal adenocarcinomaAnn Gastroenterol 2017; 30 (4): 468-470 (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
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2017-06-26


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

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Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 30, No 4 (2017); 468 (EN)



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