The Colon

  • Melanie P. HiornsEmail author
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Pathology affecting the colon may be either congenital, or acquired during childhood. Congenital conditions are relatively uncommon but important to recognize, and frequently need diagnosis and immediate treatment in the perinatal period. Acquired conditions including appendicitis and intussusception also need prompt recognition, and possible treatment, by the pediatric radiologist who must be familiar with the radiological presentations and the management pathways. This chapter reviews the imaging of this broad spectrum of diseases with recommendations on imaging pathways and best practice.


Acute Appendicitis Crohn Disease Anorectal Malformation Duplication Cyst Functional Constipation 
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGreat Ormond Street HospitalLondonUK

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