A Pseudo-Tumoral Form of Crohn’s Disease in an Elderly Patient
Nacer, S.1*, Haddad, F.1, Mahtal, H.1, El Rhaoussi, F. Z.1, Tahiri, M.1, Hliwa, W.1, Bellabah, A.1, Badre, W.1,El Hattabi, K.2,3, Choukri, E. M.2,3, Bouali, M.2,3, El Bakouri, A.2,3, Bensardi, F. Z.2,3 & Fadil, A.2,3
1Department of Gastro-Enterology and Proctology, UHC Ibn Rochd Casablanca, North Africa
2Department of Digestive Surgery, UHC Ibn Rochd Casablanca, North Africa
3Department of Digestive Surgical Emergencies, UHC Ibn Rochd Casablanca, North Africa
Dr. Nacer, S., Department of Gastro-Enterology and Proctology, UHC Ibn Rochd Casablanca, North Africa.
Keywords: Crohn’s Disease; Inflammation; Tumor
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It is a rare disease in the elderly. It constitutes a heterogeneous group both in its clinical and progressive presentation. The pseudotumoral form remains exceptional. We report a case of this form, observed in a 80 years old patient who was admitted to emergency for a collection of the right iliac fossa. The surgical exploration found a colonic tumor but the histological examination of the surgical specimen showed an aspect compatible with a Crohn’s disease. The patient was treated with systemic corticosteroids and azathioprine with favorable outcome.
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