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Colorectal Diseases

Tortuous colon?

06/01/2009

Question:

What are the options to treat a tortuous colon ?

Answer:

No treatment needed if it is not symptomatic. If constipation is an issue, then medical therapy is the first step. If not successful, a methodic evaluation of the causes of constipation is in order.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati