Less-common Benign Disorders of the Colon and Rectum

  • Walter E. Longo
  • Gregory C. Oliver
Reference work entry


There are a variety of benign disorders of the colon and rectum that are uncommon but may be troublesome to diagnose and manage because of their obscurity and at times chronicity. The etiologies of these less-common disorders include bacterial, viral, parasitic, collagen vascular, ischemic, radiation related, and those involving immunocompromised states. It is often common that when the physician entertains these entities, that they never forget the encounter because of its misleading presentation and uncertain treatment. This chapter will describe the myriad of less-common disorders of the colon and rectum that one may encounter in clinical practice with emphasis on diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcome.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Ischemic Colitis Watery Diarrhea Toxic Megacolon Microscopic Colitis 
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