Endoscopy 2000; 32(7): 546-548
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-3811
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart ·New York

Pseudotumor of the Sigmoid Mimicking Carcinoma

A. Rosenbaum 1 , J. C. Arnold 2 , M. Rebel 2 , J. F. Riemann 1
  • 1 Dept. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Diabetology, Klinikum der Stadt Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • 2 Dept. of Pathology, Klinikum der Stadt Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)

On colonoscopy, the macroscopic aspect of a lesion is an important criterion for the differential diagnosis. We present a case of an apparently malignant tumor in the sigmoid. Histological investigation failed to support the diagnosis made from the gross appearance seen on colonoscopy. After surgical resection, the lesion turned out to be a reactive pseudotumor caused by fibroepithelial hyperplasia related to a severe diverticulitis with perforation of the intestinal wall.


A. Rosenbaum, M.D.

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