A colon disease
is a disorder affecting the large intestine, the section of the gastrointestinal tract between the small intestine and the rectum
. Different types of attacks can be responsible for diseases
of the colon, such as the presence of small growths on its inner wall, called polyps
, which can be benign or may be precancerous lesions
. Similarly, diverticula, types of pouches developed at the expense of this wall can exist: this is called diverticulosis
which, in cases of inflammation
of the diverticula, can cause diverticulitis
, an acute inflammatory bowel disease. Chronic inflammatory diseases are also possible, which is the case in Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
. Functional disorders may also be part of irritable bowel syndrome
, and colon cancers are also possible pathologies
. Imaging tests such as a CT scan or an endoscopic examination called a colonoscopy
can diagnose diseases of the colon.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:44 AM by Jeff.