colon carcinoma(transverse)

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The patient with carcinoma of the transverse colon presents with a picture intermediate between that of left-sided and right-sided lesions.

A palpable mass may be noticed in the abdomen which is freely mobile in the early stages. A distended caecum indicates obstruction.

The tumour may be treated surgically by transverse colectomy.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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