Characteristics of colorectal carcinoma in Kano, Nigeria: an analysis of 50 cases.

  title={Characteristics of colorectal carcinoma in Kano, Nigeria: an analysis of 50 cases.},
  author={Steven Tijjani Edino and Aminu Zakari Mohammed and Ochicha Ochicha},
  journal={Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria},
  volume={14 2},
BACKGROUND Several recent publications have shown a rising incidence with high morbidity and mortality of colorectal cancer amongst blacks. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological profile of the colorectal carcinoma in our hospital, a major referral centre in northwestern Nigeria. METHODOLOGY A retrospective analysis of all histologically proven cases of colorectal carcinoma was performed from January 1999 to December 2002. RESULTS Fifty patients were managed during the… CONTINUE READING

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