Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Caecal ulceration in an asymptomatic man
  1. Nan Wu,
  2. John Saul Freiman
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, St George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nan Wu, Department of Gastroenterology, St George Hospital, Gray Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217, Australia; betty_n_wu{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

A 66-year-old Caucasian man underwent bowel cancer screening colonoscopy. He was asymptomatic with no significant medical history and no family history of bowel cancer or IBD. Clinical examination was normal and routine blood tests including haematinics, renal function, electrolytes and liver function were normal. Colonoscopy revealed several shallow periappendiceal caecal ulcers (figure 1). CT revealed caecal thickening with a few small para-caecal lymph nodes. The liver, spleen, small intestine and remaining colon were normal (figure 2).

Figure 1

Caecal ulcer …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.