Rectal pseudotumor due to Chlamydia trachomatis in a male homosexual

Endoscopy. 1990 Sep;22(5):237-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1012857.


Chlamydia trachomatis causes a wide spectrum of human genital infections including lymphogranuloma venereum. We describe an unusual case of Chlamydia trachomatis proctitis in a homosexual man presenting with a large, solid tumor in the distal rectum, which was treated successfully by long-term oral doxycycline therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chlamydia Infections / complications*
  • Chlamydia trachomatis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Homosexuality*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Proctitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Proctitis / etiology*
  • Radiography
  • Rectal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Rectal Neoplasms / etiology*