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Colon Cancer (cont.)

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Media file 1:Photograph taken through a colonoscope of a tumor in the sigmoid colon. The central area of the tumor is ulcerated and was chronically bleeding, which resulted in a severe anemia. Biopsies confirmed that the tumor was an adenocarcinoma.

Photograph taken through a colonoscope of a tumor in the sigmoid colon.
Photograph taken through a colonoscope of a tumor in the sigmoid colon.

This air contrast barium enema demonstrates 2 colon cancers occurring in the same patient. Both tumors demonstrate a typical apple core appearance. One can be seen on the right side of the colon in the ascending colon while the second tumor can be seen in the left upper abdomen in an area defined as the splenic flexure. Reproduced with permission from Dr. Isaac Hassan from Colon, Adenocarcinoma, Section of Gastroenterology, Textbook of Radiology, eMedicine.

This air contrast barium enema demonstrates 2 colon cancers occurring in 
the same patient
This air contrast barium enema demonstrates 2 colon cancers occurring in the same patient

Medically reviewed by Jay B. Zatzkin, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Medical Oncology

Editors:Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jerry Balentine, DO, Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical Director, Saint Barnabas Hospital.


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