alexa Multiple colorectal cancers in the elderly: a retrospective study of both surgical and autopsy cases.
Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

Author(s): Arai T, Sawabe M, Takubo K, Kanazawa K, Esaki Y

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: Multiple primary cancers are not rare events in the large intestine, and account for approximately 5-7\% of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). There are few reports demonstrating clinicopathologic features of multiple CRCs in the elderly. METHODS: We clinicopathologically investigated 947 surgical patients and 362 autopsy samples from patients aged 65 years or more with CRC, including 81 surgical and 34 autopsy cases of multiple CRCs. We compared the data in the very old group (age > or = 85 years) with those of the younger age groups, i.e., a young-old group (65-74 years) and a middle-old group (75-84 years). RESULTS: The proportion of multiple CRCs was 8.6\% (81/947) in the surgical patients and 9.4\% (34/362) in the autopsy cases, with no significant difference among the three age groups. Similar site distributions and sex ratios, indicating proximal shift and female predominance with advancing age, were found in multiple and single CRCs, except for autopsy cases with multiple CRCs. Multiple CRCs in nonadjacent segments of the large intestine accounted for 11\% (9/81) in surgical cases and 35\% (12/34) in autopsy cases. In autopsy cases, the incidence of extracolorectal malignancies in patients with a single CRC was 22\% (17/76) in the young-old group, 27\% (39/147) in the middle-old group, and 35\% (37/105) in the very old group, whereas the incidences in patients with multiple CRCs were 25\% (1/4), 11\% (2/18), and 50\% (6/12), respectively. Regarding the organs with extracolorectal malignancies, the stomach (29\%) was most frequent, followed by lung (14\%), hematopoietic system (12\%), and pancreatobiliary system (10\%). CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that the incidence of multiple CRCs in elderly patients with CRC is approximately 8\%-10\%, with no age-related difference, while extracolorectal malignancies increase with advancing age.
This article was published in J Gastroenterol and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

OMICS International Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

agrifoodaquavet@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

clinical_biochem@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

business@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

chemicaleng_chemistry@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

environmentalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

engineering@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

generalsci_healthcare@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

genetics_molbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

immuno_microbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

omics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

materialsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

mathematics_physics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

medical@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

neuro_psychology@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

pharma@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

social_politicalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version