An unusual case of gastrointestinal fungal infection mimicking colon cancer: a case report

Authors

  • Arif Jamal Bin Azmi Department of Surgery, Hospital Pengajar Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Nerus, Malaysia
  • Mohd Nor Bin Gohar Rahman Department of Surgery, Hospital Pengajar Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Nerus, Malaysia
  • Siti Zarqah Binti Omar Department of Histopathology, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Mohd Fadliyazid Bin A. B. Rahim Department of Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20223170

Keywords:

Fungal infection, Bowel obstruction, Colon carcinoma, Zygomycetes

Abstract

Fungal gastrointestinal infection causing bowel obstruction mimicking the presentation of colon carcinoma is rare. We reported a case of gastrointestinal fungal infection in an immune-competent individual who presented with acute colonic obstruction. He was successfully treated with combination of surgical intervention and antifungal regimes.

Author Biography

Arif Jamal Bin Azmi, Department of Surgery, Hospital Pengajar Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Nerus, Malaysia

MEDICAL OFFICE

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY

HOSPITAL PENGAJAR UNIVERSITI SULTAN ZAINAL ABIDIN

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Published

2022-11-28

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Case Reports