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What is the definition or description of: colon?

What is the definition or description of: colon?

Large Intestine: The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and sigmoid colons; and rectum. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: colon biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: colon biopsy?

Colon biopsy: Mucosal tissue obtained during colonoscopy is sent to a pathology laboratory for a pathologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colon and rectal surgery?

What is the definition or description of: colon and rectal surgery?

Colorectal Surgery: Colon and rectal surgery does not have a particular definition. In fact, it is a medical specialty that deals with problems in the colon, rectum, and anus. A sampling of diseases that fall in this realm are colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's), rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, and more). Not all of these require surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colon polyps?

What is the definition or description of: colon polyps?

Colon polyps: A colon polyp is a growth on the lining of the colon (large intestine). Most polyps are benigh, but some are cancerous and some can become cancerous. They are a common finding on colonoscopy, and are frequently biopsied (removed) during colonoscopy to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colon cancer?

What is the definition or description of: colon cancer?

Colon is the: Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel to nodes or organs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ascending colon?

Right colon: The ascending colon is the portion of the large intestine "ascending" or going up the right side of the abdomen. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

= Irritable Bowel: Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic colon resection?

What is the definition or description of: laparoscopic colon resection?

Minimally invasive: Laparscopic resection involves removing the colon using small incisions with long instruments to remove a portion of the colon without a large incision. Minimally invasive is a misnomer in my opiniion because we still perform the same operation on the inside but try to keep the skin incision small. Data shows it is an equivocal approach with faster recovery compared to the open technique. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colonic?

What is the definition or description of: colonic?

Refers to colon: This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic cancer, colonic, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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How common is loopy colons?

 How common  is loopy colons?

How loopy: most of people older than sixty and used to take a lot of laxatives, and used to strain, and suffered from constipation will have loopy colon, is more common than you think. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more