Right Abdominal Mass: Keep an Open Mind Anuj Mishra 1, Mohamed Azzabi 2, Mohamed Hamadto 2, Jahnavi Mishra 3, Seeraj Bugren 2, Wael Hresha 2, Saleh Addalla 2, Ehtuish F Ehtuish 2 1 - Department of Radiology, National Organ Transplant Centre, Tripoli, Libya 2 - Department of General Surgery, Tripoli Central Hospital, University of Al-Fateh, Tripoli, Libya 3 - Department of Microbiology, AlMargeb University, AlKhooms, Libya
Libyan J Med 2010; 5 0-0 aaICID: 896045
Article type: Case report
IC™ Value: 1.80
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Amebic colitis is common in tropics, usually presenting with variable and non-specific symptoms. Amebomas occur rarely, usually in cecum and ascending colon, when they can masquerade as colon carcinoma. This report describes the case of a 27-year-old male who presented with right abdominal mass. Radiological examination prompted us to the differential diagnosis of ameboma and he was treated with Metronidazole & broad-spectrum antibiotics for two weeks. Amebic colitis should be considered as a possible diagnosis when dealing with right-sided abdominal mass.