Colonic spasm and pseudo-obstruction in an elongated colon secondary to physical exertion: Diagnosis by stress barium enema

Academic Article


  • 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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    Pubmed Id

  • 18437020
  • Author List

  • McMahon JM; Underwood ES; Kirby WE
  • Start Page

  • 3362
  • End Page

  • 3364
  • Volume

  • 94
  • Issue

  • 11