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Relating to the colon.
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adjective Referring to the colon.

noun See Colon therapy.
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Relating to the colon.
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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!

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In conclusion, super-flexible TTS-SEMS for the management of larger tortuous hepatic or splenic flexure colonic obstruction is safe and effective, which can provide an opportunity for malignant proximal colon obstruction.
Lo Secco et al., "Stent as bridge to surgery for left-sided malignant colonic obstruction reduces adverse events and stoma rate compared with emergency surgery: results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol.
Targarona et al., "Colonic stenting as a bridge to surgery versus emergency surgery for malignant colonic obstruction: results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial (ESCO trial)," Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp.
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Emergency SEMS placement was performed as rescue therapy in patients admitted to the emergency room with acute severe symptomatic malignant colonic obstruction detected by CT scan.
However, severe colonic obstruction and other long-term life threatening syndromes may occur in dogs bearing postoperative adhesion (HANDERSON, 1996; COOLMAN et al., 1999).
Through-the-scope double colonic stenting in the management of inoperable proximal malignant colonic obstruction: A pilot study.
The management of left-sided malignant colonic obstruction is challenging.
Etiologies of a Type II cecal volvulus include sudden distention by trauma, pressure, constipation, or distal colonic obstruction. As a result, studies of patients with a cecal volvulus have focused on the possibility of a volvulus of the right colon occurring in association with obstructive colonic lesions.
Unrelieved colonic obstruction from any cause leads to a predictable series of sequelae.
Colonic obstruction may occur in three progressively severe forms, all of which are characterized by a decline in the colon's motility--the ability of the soft tissue lining in the tract to contract and expand as needed in order to usher feces onward and outward.