Colon splenic flexure distention
Treatment involves decompressing the colon and treating the underlying cause of distention. This may be done with a rectal tube for decompression, or a
Prognosis is generally good if an underlying cause of distention can be identified and treated.
Complications are primarily perforation (hole in the colon) and infection.
Calling your health care provider
If symptoms of abdominal pain, abdominal distention, or fever occur, call your provider.