Clinico-pathological characteristics of colorectal carcinoma at university teaching hospital, Nepal


  • Surendra Shah Patan Academy of Health Sciences
  • Samir Shrestha
  • Jay N Shah
  • Sanjaya Paudyal


Introductions: Colorectal cancer is a major health problem in developing
countries. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinico-pathological
characteristics of colorectal carcinoma at Patan hospital, Nepal.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was done for patients operated
for colorectal carcinoma at Patan Hospital from May 2004 to April 2012.
Demographic information, chief complains, site of primary cancer, and
histological types were analyzed.

Results: There were 73 patients (37 males and 36 females) with colorectal
carcinoma. The mean age was 52 years. There were 21 (28.77%) patients below 40 years of age. Patients with rectal carcinoma presented with bleeding per rectum in 69.70% and 60% of patients with colon cancer presented with pain abdomen. Rectum was involved in 31 (42.47%) and right colon in 30 (41.10%). Adenocarcinoma was seen in 72 (98.63%).

Conclusions: The colorectal carcinoma is not only the disease of old age. We
had 29% of our patients below 40 year. Rectum and right colon were equally

Keywords: bleeding, colorectal carcinoma, pain abdomen




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