pertaining to or arising from the colon.
see colonic aganglionosis.
affected neonates appear normal at birth but develop abdominal distention quickly. No feces are passed and death occurs at about one week unless surgical repair is effected. The defect occurs sporadically in most species. In horses and cattle it can be inherited, in cattle it can result from over-vigorous palpation of the fetus between 35 and 41 days gestation at pregnancy diagnosis, but the cause is not determined in most cases.
due to contraction of peritoneal adhesions in horses; causes chronic or intermittent colic.
permanent inability of colon to dilate due to congenital aganglionosis.
straight tubular glands in the colonic mucosa.
see left colonic displacement (below).
colonic foreign body
foreign bodies, e.g. halter shanks, are found in the colon in horses, having passed the gastric sphincter and the ileocecal valve; quickly encrusted with salts.
intractable constipation occurs in dogs and cats, primarily with obstruction by foreign material and secondarily when there is an obstruction to the normal passage of feces, including retention because of pain at defecation. See also colon impaction colic
see thromboembolic colic
deprivation of blood supply to all or part of the colon. See also intestinal
strangulation, intestinal obstruction colic
see colonic impaction (above), intestinal
right dorsal colonic displacement
displacement of the right dorsal colon in the horse to the area between the right body wall and the cecum, in an anterior direction so that the pelvic flexure comes to lie against the diaphragm.
occurs, apparently spontaneously, in mares at foaling, death occurring soon afterwards.
in horses, see under equine colic
. In cattle, torsion of the coiled colon is an acute obstruction with coils of gas-distended colon visible in the right flank and palpable per rectum.
fecal samples can be collected from reptiles by flushing the colon with saline through a catheter inserted through the cloaca and into the colon.
Patient discussion about colonic
Q. How is colon cancer diagnosed?
A. thank you lamsophie, great answer...
Q. how successful is the treatment of removing the colon? Are there any people who have had their colons removed successfullly?
What other treatment options are there and how successful are they?
A. colon removal is a treatment for various situation, usually a last resort treatment...when anything else just wouldn't or couldn't work.
it's "success" as a treatment depends on the cause. i can tell you that this is the area that absorbs B12 and bile and most of the water, so expect a shortage of that three. in the water and bile case- expect watery stool...
sorry all that doesn't seem such a nice state but when Dr. come to the point they have to do it- there must be a good enough reason.
Q. Is colon cancer hereditary? My uncle died of colon cancer and as I've been having some unexplained problems these days- of vomiting etc I'm really afraid I may have it as well. Is it hereditary? What are the first symptoms?
A. Thank you Bianca for your answers! helped a lot...this is a great site!More discussions about colonic