Inflammatory pseudotumor of the terminal ileum mimicking malignancy in a patient with Behcet's disease. CT and pathological findings

E. Scott Pretorius, Ralph H. Hruban, Elliot K. Fishman

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Abstract

Behcet's disease is an idiopathic, recurrent multisystem syndrome characterized by oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, and ocular inflammation. Small bowel involvement may occur in 1% of patients with aphthous ulceration which may mimic Crohn's disease. We report a case of a patient with Behcet's disease with small bowel pathology which simulated a mass and at surgery was an inflammatory pseudotumor. Inflammatory pseudotumors can be mistaken for a malignancy as was the case in this patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Behcet's disease
  • CT, inflammatory disease
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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