Carcinoma of the colon presenting with dyspepsia

Postgrad Med J. 1987 Mar;63(737):215-6. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.63.737.215.


Three patients with upper abdominal symptoms responding to anti-ulcer medication are reported who had negative upper gastrointestinal endoscopies. Subsequent barium enemas showed that each of the patients had either a carcinoma of the transverse colon or caecum. Investigation of the colon should be considered in all such cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Barium Sulfate
  • Carcinoma / complications*
  • Carcinoma / diagnosis
  • Colonic Neoplasms / complications*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Dyspepsia / etiology*
  • Enema
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Barium Sulfate