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Clinicopathological Features of Colorectal Cancer at the Extremes of Age

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.443
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CRC in the young and elderly patients is not uncommon. Patients present with locally advanced disease and similar clinicopathological features to patients of a screenable age, emphasizing the importance of clinical vigilance if we are going to diagnose and treat these patients in a timely manner.

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Objective: To determine the clinicopathological features of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) at the extremes of age and compare differences across the younger and older age groups.

Accepted: 
24 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 18 May, 2017

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Colorectal Cancer

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106

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Adequacy of Lymph Node Harvesting in Colorectal Cancer Management Improving Standards, Ensuring Quality

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134–8
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The adequacy of lymph node resection at the University Hospital of the West Indies meets accepted standards for right-sided colon cancers but is less than adequate for left-sided cancers. Ensuring adequate node sampling is a dual responsibility of the reporting pathologist and attending surgeon as this has important implications for treatment, prognosis and quality of care.


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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the adequacy of nodal sampling in resection specimens for colorectal carcinoma in a Jamaican population.

Methods: The pathology records of all patients who underwent operation for colorectal carcinoma at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) during the five-year period, 2003−2007, were reviewed. Pertinent clinical and pathologic data were obtained and analysed.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Colonoscopy in Central Jamaica: Results and Implications

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.170
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610–4
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A review of the outcome of 1250 colonoscopies performed in central Jamaica reveals adequate caecal cannulation rate, but a perforation rate of 0.24%. Ten per cent of the patients had cancer diagnosed at colonoscopy, while a similar number had adenomas.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer: Toward an Evidence-based Approach Suitable to the Region

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.299
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649–50
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Rectal cancer is the most common site in the colorectal spectrum and many patients present at an advanced stage. Short course radiotherapy is proposed as neo-adjuvant therapy to qualified patients as it is less expensive, requires less time, has greater compliance and less acute toxity, without compromising efficacy.
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Accepted: 
30 Nov, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014
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