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  1. Cancer of the colon and rectum in the first three decades of life.

    Article - En anglais


    Recently an increasing number of young colorectal carcinoma patients attending the University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur were noted.

    This report represents our experience with patients suffering from colorectal cancer aged 30 years or younger.

    Materials and Methods 

    All cases ofprimary carcinoma of the colon and rectum admitted to the University Hospital during 1990 to 1994 were respectively reviewed.

    Inclusion criteria was that the patient had been 30 years or younger.

    Data collected included age, gender, race, site of tumour, presenting symptomatology, duration of symptoms, histology, extension of tumour and nodal involvement predisposing factors, treatment and follow-up.


    21 patients were included, 5 patients (24%) were 30 years old at diagnosis, 12 (57%) patients were aged 20-29 years and 4 patients (19%) were less than 20 years old.

    Thirteen of the 21 patients were female, and 8 (38%) were male, 6 of the 21 patients (29%) were Malaysian, while 1 was Indian (4%). The remainder were Chinese, 14 patients (67%). Six patients (29%) had their primary tumour located in the rectosigmoid, 4 (19%) in the left colon, 1 (4%) in the splenic flexure, 2 in the transverse colon (9%), 1 in the hepatic flexure (4%) and 5 in the caecum 24 (%). One patient had a tumour too diffuse to detect a primary site at the time of operation.

    One patient with a family history ofpolyps had his entire colon removed at age 14.

    He had 3 separate foci of tumour. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Côlon, Rectum, Age apparition, Adulte jeune, Homme, Incidence, Symptomatologie, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Tumeur maligne, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Côlon pathologie, Rectum pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Colon, Rectum, Age of onset, Young adult, Human, Incidence, Symptomatology, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Malignant tumor, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Colonic disease, Rectal disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0265054

    Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 11/06/1997.