A Case of Obstructive Colitis with Elevated Serum Carcinoembryonic Antigen
|Hitoshi Kameyama*, Masayuki Nagahashi, Yuki Hirose, Natsuru Sudo, Yosuke Tajima, Masato Nakano, Yoshifumi Shimada, Takashi
Kobayashi, Shin-ichi Kosugi and Toshifumi Wakai
|Niigata University, Niigata city, Japan|
|Corresponding Author :||Hitoshi Kameyama
Niigata University, Niigata city, Japan
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|Received October 09, 2015; Accepted November 04, 2015; Published November 11, 2015|
|Citation: Kameyama H, Nagahashi M, Hirose Y, Sudo N, Tajima Y, et al. (2015) A Case of Obstructive Colitis with Elevated Serum Carcinoembryonic Antigen. J Clin Case Rep 5:635. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000635|
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We report the case of a 72-year-old female who was admitted to our hospital because of obstructive colitis. Blood analysis showed her serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level to be 156.0 ng/mL. A sigmoidectomy and descending colostomy were performed for obstructive colitis due to colonic diverticulitis. Histopathological examination revealed active inflammation of the sigmoid colon without neoplasia. Her serum CEA level decreased within normal limits immediately after surgery.