ameboma

ameboma

 [am″e-bo´mah]
a tumorlike mass caused by granulomatous reaction in the intestines in amebiasis.

a·me·bo·ma

(ă'mē-bō'mă),
A nodular, tumorlike focus of proliferative inflammation sometimes developing in chronic amebiasis, especially in the wall of the colon.
Synonym(s): amebic granuloma
[ameba + G. -oma, tumor]

a·me·bo·ma

(am'ē-bō'mă)
A nodular, tumorlike focus of proliferative inflammation sometimes developing in chronic amebiasis, especially in the wall of the colon.
Synonym(s): amebic granuloma.
[ameba + G. -oma, tumor]

Ameboma

A mass of tissue that can develop on the wall of the colon in response to amebic infection.
Mentioned in: Amebiasis
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(2,3) Ameboma is a rare presentation of amebiasis occuring in 1.5% of cases and it usually occurs in the untreated or inadequately treated patients with amebiasis years after the last attack of dysentery.
So invasive amebiasis with colonic ameboma was diagnosed.
Ameboma is an inflammatory, exophytic and cicatricial mass lesion usually seen in patients with long standing and untreated or inadequately treated amebic infections.
Invasive amebiasis and ameboma formation presenting as a rectal mass: An uncommon case of malignant masquerade at a western medical center.
The formation of an ameboma is another uncommon manifestation that may occur in amebic colitis.
A granulomatous mass (ameboma) may form in the wall of the colon that can cause obstruction and is sometimes confused with cancer.
Occasionally a granulomatous mass called an ameboma forms in the intestinal wall and may cause bowel obstruction (Figure 6-15).
The bowel segment affected by amebiasis characteristically demonstrates necrotizing acute inflammation and undermining "flask-shaped" ulcers, but rarely, tumoral masses (so-called amebomas) may occur.