CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL PROFILES OF EMERGENCY COLO-RECTAL CANCER SURGICAL CASES – PRELIMINARY REPORT OF A RETROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
We present a preliminary report of an observational retrospective study of clinical and pathological features of emergency colorectal cancer (CCR) aiming to identify specific profiles of patients according to gender, age, and residence. This analysis would contribute to better understanding surgical emergency presentation and for identification of those characteristics that are essential for both reducing emergency CCR incidence and for improving the management of such cases. A number of 159 patients that underwent surgery for obstructive, bleeding and perforated colorectal cancer between January 2015 and September 2017 were selected to be included in the study. The results obtained by analyzing available data collected from the observation charts, surgery protocols, histopathological protocols were then compared with those in the literature.