Neoplasms

Neoplasms of the colon, rectum, and anus may cause gradual changes in elimination as they enlarge and obstruct the passage of stool. These lesions are usually readily identified by radiographic or colonoscopic evaluation, and the clinical suspicion of neoplasm is often aroused by the patient's clinical status and constellation of symptoms.

Figure 3.2. Sigmoid colon stricture due to endometriosis.

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