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The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme: an unusual cause of positive faecal occult bloods
  1. P G Lidder1,
  2. D Buckley2,
  3. R D Pullan1
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Torbay Hospital, Torquay, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Torbay Hospital, Torquay, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr R D Pullan, Department of Surgery, Torbay Hospital, Torquay TQ2 7AA, UK; rupert.pullan{at}

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The patient, an asymptomatic 63-year-old gentleman, was invited for colonoscopy through the National Health Service Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (NHS BCSP) after testing positive for faecal occult blood in his stool specimens. Rectal examination was unremarkable; however, colonoscopic examination was limited by an apparent obstruction …

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