Haxhirexha, Kastriot and Dogjani, Agron and Zylbeari, Lutfi and Elezi, Xheladin and Elezi, Erzen and Dika-Haxhirexha, Ferizat (2018) LARGE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION CAUSED BY COLORECTAL CANCER. ACTA MEDICA BALKANICA, 3 (5). pp. 6-8. ISSN 2545-4870

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Colorectal cancer represents the third most common cause of malignancy and is the most common cause of large bowel obstruction. Purpose: The aim of this study was to present our experience in the management of patients with obstructive colorectal cancer. Material and methods: This is a retrospective which include eight patients study patients that have undergone emergency surgery for large bowel obstruction as a cause of colorectal cancer from January 2016 – 2018 at the Clinical Hospital of Tetove. Results: there were three male and two females in our study. The average age of patients was 72.5 years (from 52 – 82 years). For hemicolectomies, and one Hartmans’ resections are performed. Average hospital stay was 14 days and there were three patients with complications, respectively one with anastomotic leakage and two with wound infection. Conclusion: Occlusive colorectal cancers represent sometimes a challenge even for experienced surgeons. A radical surgical treatment is indicated whenever it is possible.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 08:26

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