Benign tumors of the colon and rectum are usually discovered because a patient is examined for symptomsâ€”such as rectal bleeding, changes in bowel habits (frequency of bowel movements, constipation, incontinence, urgency for bowel movements), or abdominal pain– or as a finding.
Benign tumors of the colon are very common and usually asymptomatic. Most of them are colorectal polyps either neoplastic (adenomatous polyps) or .
The diagnosis and basic principles of surgery for tumors of the colon and rectum are described. Results of surgical procedures, postoperative care, and .
Adenomatous polyps of the colon and rectum: common benign neoplasm.. When a polyp is found in the rectum, the colon should be studied by x-ray or .