- Volume 17 Issue 5
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Diverticular Disease and Colorectal Neoplasms: Association between Left Sided Diverticular Disease with Colorectal Cancers and Right Sided with Colonic Polyps
- Wong, E Ru (Institute of Health Sciences, PAPRSB, Universiti Brunei Darussalam) ;
- Idris, Fazean (Institute of Health Sciences, PAPRSB, Universiti Brunei Darussalam) ;
- Chong, Chee Fui (Department of Surgery, RIPAS Hospital) ;
- Telisinghe, Pemasari Upali (Department of Pathology, RIPAS Hospital) ;
- Tan, Jackson (Institute of Health Sciences, PAPRSB, Universiti Brunei Darussalam) ;
- Chong, Vui Heng (Institute of Health Sciences, PAPRSB, Universiti Brunei Darussalam)
- Published : 2016.05.01
Background: Both colorectal cancer (CRC) and diverticular disease (DD) are common in the affluent West, and their prevalence is also increasing in the rest of the world with economic development. Both diseases have common epidemiologic characteristics; increasing incidence, more common with advancing age and related to specific dietary changes. However, studies of associations between the two have generated mixed results with some showing positive correlations, whilst others have shown no or negative links. Most of these studies have been from the West with study populations that were predominantly Caucasians. Here the focus was on DD and colorectal neoplasms, including CRC, in Brunei. Materials and Methods: All patients who had undergone complete colonoscopy between 2011 and 2014 were identified and retrospectively reviewed. Patients under the age of 18 years old or had previous colonic surgeries (including previous CRC resection) were excluded. Results: The total number of colonoscopies included in the study was 2,766 (mean age
Colorectal neoplasms;colon cancer;diverticular disease;polyps
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