Cytomegalovirus Pseudotumor Presenting as Bowel Obstruction in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Jamie Wisser, Barry Zingman, Mariusz Wasik, Audrey Duva‐Frissora, Robert Beazley, David McAneny

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Although cytomegalovirus (CMV) can be fatal to patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), it usually causes few, if any, symptoms. The virus has an affinity for the alimentary tract, especially the ileum and right colon. CMV infections of the gut are often erosive, resulting in enterocolitis, hemorrhage, or intestinal perforation. Inflammatory mass formation is rare. Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoma are established causes of bowel obstruction in patients with AIDS. This report describes a case of ileocecal obstruction due to a discrete CMV‐induced pseudotumor in a patient with AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-774
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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