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Title: Higher prevalence in young population and rightward shift of colorectal Carcinoma
Authors: Guraya, Salman Y.
Eltinay, Omer E.
Keywords: Prevalence
Shift
Rightward
Carcinoma
Colorectal
Higher
Young population
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Citation: Saudi Medical Journal: 27 (9); 1391-1393
Abstract: Objective: To report the pattern, subsite distribution and histological features of colorectal cancer in a University Hospital in Riyadh. Methods: The study was carried out in King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where the medical records of patients diagnosed to have colorectal carcinoma were retrieved spanning a 5-year period from 1999 through 2004. The demographic data, primary location and extent of the lesion, and various pathologic characteristics were analyzed. Results: Fifty-seven patients with colorectal carcinoma were included; 45 men and 12 women, age range 21-76 years (mean 44 years). Thirty-six (63%) subjects were found to be younger than 40 years, whereas 33 (57.8%) cases had right sided and 24 (42.2%) left sided colon cancers. Eighteen (31.5%) patients presented with early (I, II) and 39 (68.5%) with late (III, IV) stage. Dukes B and C were reported in 53 (92.9%) patients and out of those, 30 cases presented with right sided colonic carcinoma. Conclusion: There is a profound rightward shift of colorectal carcinoma compounded with a rising incidence of advanced lesions in younger age group.
Description: Corresponding Author: Dr. Salman Y. Guraya, Senior Registrar Surgery, Department of Surgery (37), King Khalid University Hospital, PO Box 7805, Riyadh 11472, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel. +966 (1) 4671585. Fax. +966 (1) 4679493. E-mail: drsyg7@yahoo.com
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5412
http://www.smj.org.sa/DetailArticle.asp?ArticleId=3228
ISSN: 0379-5284
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