Diseases of the Colon and Disturbances of Rectal Evacuation

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According to a recent overview by Wilmink [1] from the Institute of Public Health in Cambridge, colorectal cancer is the third most frequent cancer in the world in both genders, after cancers of the lung and stomach in males and after cancer of the breast and cervix in females. A decrease in mortality from this disease will depend on the early detection and treatment of carcinoma or premalignant lesions in asymptomatic patients. Essential in the detection of early carcinoma or premalignant lesions is the detection of polyps.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pelvic Floor Anal Canal Pelvic Floor Muscle Rectal Prolapse 
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  1. 1.
    Wilmink ABM (1997) Overview of the epidemiology of colorectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 40:483–493PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Goei
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyAtrium Medical CenterHeerlenThe Netherlands

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