Presentation of Colorectal Cancer in Khartoum Teaching Hospital
Aims: To determine the age and gender distribution in Sudanese patients with colorectal cancer, as seen in Khartoum Teaching Hospital, and to study its emergency presentation. Patients and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted in Khartoum Teaching Hospital (Sudan). Two hundred and seventy seven (277) patients who presented in the period 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2006 were included. Data were collected from their hospital records and analyzed using SPSS computer program. Results: More than 100(34.5%) of the study population (n=277) were below the age of 40 years, and 17.3% were below 30 years. The male to female ratio was 1.5:1. Intestinal obstruction was the most common cause of emergency presentation of colorectal cancer (94%). Conclusion: Colorectal cancer in this study was found in young age groups. Intestinal obstruction is the main mode of its emergency presentation.
Keywords: Colorectal cancer, emergency presentation
Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 2 (4) 2007: pp. 263-267
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