Characteristics of the Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy in a Single Center within an 8-year PeriodAslan Çelebi1*, Fatih Teker2, Mujgan Gurler3, Deniz Ogutmen Koc1, Ali Abbas Ozdemir1, Ismail Ekizoglu1 and Murat Altay1
- Corresponding Author:
- Aslan Çelebi
Department of Internal Medicine
Taksim Training and Research Hospital
Karayolları Mahallesi, Osmanbey Caddesi No. 120
Gaziosmanpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 14, 2017; Accepted Date: May 05, 2017; Published Date: May 12, 2017
Citation: Çelebi A, Teker F, Gurler M, Koc DO, Ozdemir AA, et al. (2017) Characteristics of the Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy in a Single Center within an 8-year Period. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 7:503. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000503
Copyright: © 2017 Çelebi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aim: To evaluate patient characteristics by reviewing colonoscopy procedures performed within an 8-year period in the endoscopy centre of a training and research hospital.
Methods: Colonoscopy procedures that were performed for various indications between 2002 and 2009 in the endoscopy unit of our hospital were retrospectively evaluated. Of 3035 colonoscopy procedures, 2831 were included in the analysis. In addition to demographic characteristics of the patients, presence and localization of colorectal masses, presence of inflammatory bowel disease, frequency of presence of hemorrhoids, diverticula, polyps, and other diseases, as well as complications were recorded.
Results: The mean age of the patients (male, 50.5%) was 54.36 ± 15.05 years (range, 16-93 years). While a pathological finding was determined in 1512 (53.4%) colonoscopy procedures, 1319 (46.6%) colonoscopy procedures were reported as normal. Concerning complications during examinations, perforation was encountered in two patients and major bleeding was not determined in any of the patients. The most common diagnoses were polyps (15.9%) and hemorrhoids (15.9%), followed by colorectal mass (12.9%), diverticula (6.8%), and inflammatory bowel disease (5.6%).
Conclusion: The fact that colorectal masses ranked third among the colonoscopic diagnoses suggested that cancer screening programs should be handled nationally.