Dolichocolon

Case contributed by Dr MT. Niknejad

Presentation

Work up for chronic constipation.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Elongation of the colon is present, accompanied by a redundant sigmoid colon and transverse colon ptosis. No pathologic filling defect or outpouching is observed. 

Case Discussion

Dolichocolon is an elongation of the colon, usually resulting in flexures, loops, and kinks in the lumen of the gut causing chronic constipation. 

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