dolichocolon

dol·i·cho·co·lon

(dol'i-kō-kō'lŏn),
A colon of abnormal length.
[dolicho- + G. kōlon, colon]

dolichocolon

(dŏl″ĭ-kō-kō′lŏn) [″ + kolon, colon]
An abnormally long colon.
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The occurrence of cardio- and cerebrovascular disease (e.g., cardiomyopathy, valvular disease, angina, acute myocardial infarction, and stroke), malignancies, and colorectal disease (e.g., colonic diverticula, dolichocolon, and colonic polyps) was investigated as well; smoking habits were also assessed during the follow-up, as a possible confounding factor.
Several factors were cited to explain the occurrence, most commonly looping scope/excessively long colon (dolichocolon) (20.4%), patient discomfort (15.3%), obstructing tumor (13.9%), and insufficient bowel preparation (12.1%), with stenosis (3.7%) and severe inflammation (3.5%) being less common.