The Role of Computed Tomography in the Acute Presentation of Colorectal Cancer

  • Laura Lomaglio
  • Giulia Montori
  • Anna Pecorelli
  • Sandro Sironi
  • Massimo Sartelli
  • Luca Ansaloni
  • Federico CoccoliniEmail author
Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)


Patients affected by Colorectal cancer (CRC) can present acutely in a setting of occlusion, perforation, and lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, which can all be life-threatening conditions. Traditional radiology is not sufficient for a complete clinical assessment. Computer Tomography (CT) is the most accurate diagnostic tool to evaluate the TNM staging, tumor side and potential complications. In stable patients without suspected perforation and with caution in occlusion, also Contrast Tomography Colo(CTC) can be useful.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Lomaglio
    • 1
  • Giulia Montori
    • 1
  • Anna Pecorelli
    • 2
  • Sandro Sironi
    • 2
  • Massimo Sartelli
    • 3
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 4
  • Federico Coccolini
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Unit of General and Emergency SurgeryPapa Giovanni XXIII HospitalBergamoItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyPapa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Milano-Bicocca UniversityBergamoItaly
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryMacerata HospitalMacerataItaly
  4. 4.General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery DepartmentBufalini HospitalCesenaItaly

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