Emergencies Related to Primary Colon Cancer: Multidisciplinary Management of Colon Obstruction, Perforation and Bleeding Due to Colon Cancer in the Absence of Metastatic Disease

  • Erika Picariello
  • Claudia Zaghi
  • Paola Fugazzola
  • Matteo Tomasoni
  • Enrico Cicuttin
  • Luca Ansaloni
  • Federico Coccolini
Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)


Occlusion, perforation, and bleeding are a common presentation of colorectal cancer in the acute setting and are a challenging matter in terms of diagnosis, life-saving strategies, and oncological issues. The challenge is to combine the oncological skills and the acute care surgery expertise (in the urgent surgical theater).

The aim is to underline the clinical presentation, the diagnosis, and the treatment of colorectal cancer in emergency settings.


Colorectal cancer Occlusion Perforation Bleeding Emergency 



Colorectal cancer

CT scan

Computed tomography


Damage control


Hartmann procedure


Large bowel obstruction


Left colon obstruction


Obstructed left colon cancer


Obstructed right colon cancer


Right colectomy


Resection and primary anastomosis


Self-expanding metallic stents


Tube decompression


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika Picariello
    • 1
  • Claudia Zaghi
    • 1
  • Paola Fugazzola
    • 1
  • Matteo Tomasoni
    • 1
  • Enrico Cicuttin
    • 1
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 1
  • Federico Coccolini
    • 1
  1. 1.General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery DepartmentBufalini HospitalCesenaItaly

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