Colonic Spasm and Pseudo-Obstruction in an Elongated Colon Secondary to Physical Exertion: Diagnosis by Stress Barium Enema

McMahon, John M.; Underwood, Edgar S.; Kirby, William E.
November 1999
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1999, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p3362
Academic Journal
Anatomic and functional abnormalities of the colon are known to cause a variety of abdominal complaints, including constipation, diarrhea, and pain. We describe a patient with dolichocolon (elongated colon) with transient spasm (pseudo-obstruction) associated with exertion. The diagnosis in this case rested with a novel approach and less invasive evaluation of the colon.


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