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Colonic mass with a positive positron emission tomography, is it a malignant lesion?
  • ELONA SHEHI,
  • Bhavna Balar,
  • Harish Patel
ELONA SHEHI
BronxCare Health System
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Bhavna Balar
BronxCare Health System
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Harish Patel
BronxCare Health System
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Abstract

Colonic malignancy generally presents as a mass lesion and lights up on positive positron emission tomography (PET) scan. Crohn’s Disease (CD) leads to transmural inflammation that can present as a colonic mass with a positive PET that can mimic malignancy. Early treatment improves outcomes.