Frequency and clinical characteristics of colorectal adenoma and carcinoma in women

Tamara Alempijevic, Aleksandra Sokic-Milutinovic, Aleksandra Pavlovic-Markovic, Radmilo Krstic, Dragan Popovic, Srdjan Djuranovic, Milan Spuran, Dragan Tomic, Milenko Ugljesic
2011 Acta chirurgica iugoslavica  
Available literature states that the incidence of colorectal adenomas and cancer is more common in men, however, lately has been observed increasing number of patients among women. Aim: to analyze the frequency and clinical characteristics of colorectal adenomas and cancer in women. Materials and Methods: We performed a retrospective study in which data of 695 patients with colorectal adenomas and carcinomas have been analyzed from a total of 10,659 patients who underwent colonoscopy. Results:
more » ... olonoscopy and colorectal neoplasms were more frequently diagnosed in man (71.88%/67.4%) than women (28.12%/32.65%), so the results must be interpreted with caution. Conclusion: The increase in the number of women who suffer from colorectal adenoma and carcinoma can be explained by balancing lifestyle and increasing the number of women who are examined, given up the initial resistance that women had to colonoscopy, which is a potentially painful and embarrassing .
doi:10.2298/aci1104051a pmid:22519192 fatcat:wwj3vaihajdmxeeuh56zxlxjee