differential diagnosis

Last reviewed 01/2018

An initial erroneous diagnosis of colonic carcinoma is made in as many as 25% of patients once gastrointestinal symptoms appear.

Diseases producing similar local symptoms:

  • diverticular disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • ischaemic colitis
  • amoebiasis

Diseases producing similar general manifestations:

  • carcinoma of stomach
  • carcinoma of pancreas
  • uraemia
  • pernicious anaemia