Review Article

Strategies to Evaluate Synchronous Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum in Patients That Present for Emergent Surgery

Table 1

Alternative strategies for the identification of synchronous colonic lesions for patients that present with acute colonic cancer requiring emergent surgery.

 Virtual CT colonoscopy
 Magnetic resonance colonoscopy
 Colon capsule endoscopy
 Subtotal colectomy
 On-table lavage and intraoperative colonoscopy
 (CO2 insufflation)