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Monday, October 5, 2015
What is a tortuous colon? how is it treated? What caused it? diet? stress? Is it precursor to colon cancer?
It is a fancy term for a colon that is longer and perhaps more "twisted" than normal. It is NOT a precursor to colon cancer. It is likely a result of both diet and genetic predisposition.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati