Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia
Print version ISSN 0120-9957
BARRERO, Diana Carolina; CORTES, Eliana; RODRIGUEZ, Carmen and CRUZ, Mario Didí. Epidemiological and clinical features of colorectal cancer in Ibague city between 2000-2006. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2008, vol.23, n.4, pp. 315-326. ISSN 0120-9957.
Objective. Estimating the risk to suffer colorectal cancer (CRC) and describing the epidemiological and clinical features. Materials and methods: descriptive and retrospective study, with no random sample selected by convenience. Through revision of pathologys registers and clinical histories, it analyze variables like diagnosiss age, sex, city of permanence, stratum, principal complaints, diagnostic delay , first diagnosis exam, kind of treatment, anatomic localization, histology type, stage, personals and family antecedents. The incidence rate was calculated too. Results. The annual estimated incidence rate for the period 2000-2006, Crude rate (CR): men: 5,09/100.000 habitants, AAR: 6,75/100.000 habitants CI 95%: (2,64-10,85); CR women: 4,80/100.000 habitants, Age Adjusted Rate (AAR): 6,07/100.000 habitants CI95%: (2,43-9,71). Patients under 40 years old (7.4%). The most frequent anatomic localization was rectum, histologic type well differentiated and the first diagnosis exam the endoscopics one followed by urgency laparatomy. The main complaints were abdominal pain and low gastrointestinal bleeding, and Duke C was the stage most frequent. Conclusions. The most patients showed advanced stages of the disease.
Keywords : Colorectal cancer; epidemiology; incidence.