Other Benign Colorectal Disorders

  • Justin A. Maykel
  • Scott R. SteeleEmail author


  • A wide range of benign pathology ranging from infectious, radiation-induced, and vascular etiologies to more obscure and difficult to diagnose conditions such as collagen vascular and microscopic colitides.

  • Patients may present with a variety of clinical symptoms spanning from chronic, nonspecific diarrhea; vague abdominal pain; low-grade fevers; to florid sepsis.


Ischemic Colitis Toxic Megacolon Microscopic Colitis Collagenous Colitis Lymphocytic Colitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryMadigan Army Medical CenterFort LewisUSA

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