Anatomic Problems of the Colon

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Anatomic Problems of the Colon, contents:

  • Colon Anatomy and Development
  • Malrotation and Volvulus
  • Small Bowel and Colonic Intussusception
  • Fistulas
  • Volvulus
  • Colonic Atresia
  • Imperforate Anus (Anal Atresia)

Points to Remember

  • Anatomic problems of the colon are caused by changes in the shape of the colon or the way it connects to other organs.
  • Anatomic problems may be congeni­tal or develop with age.
  • Anatomic problems can block the passage of food through the digestive system. Some problems can become life-threatening.
  • Symptoms of anatomic problems include abdominal pain, abdominal distension, vomiting, and diarrhea or constipation.
  • Some anatomic problems may resolve over time; others may need to be corrected with surgery
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