[Endoscopic interventions in patients with colorectal cancer: the effect of comorbidities].


AIM To evaluate endoscopic technologies in treatment of patients with colorectal cancer and severe comorbidities. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two groups of patients after endoscopic (group 1, n = 58) and open (group 2, n = 40) surgery were assessed. RESULTS Comorbidities were observed in 90.7% patients in group 1 and 83.3% patients in group 2 (p > 0.05). Mean comorbidity index was 6.9±0.3 (2-14) and 7.1±0.7 (2-18) in both groups respectively. Comorbidities ASA grade 3-4 were observed in 88.2% patients of group 1 had and in 71.4% patients of group 2 (p > 0.05). One patient of group 1 with intra-abdominal bleeding required conversion of surgical approach. In another case the conversion was due to technical difficulties during intestinal resection. Postoperative complications were noted in 2 patients (3.4%). There were no intraoperative complications in group 2. Postoperative complications were observed in two cases (5.0%). CONCLUSION Severe comorbidities do not impose serious restrictions on the choice of endoscopic approach in colorectal cancer patients.

DOI: 10.17116/hirurgia2017954-58

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@article{Kurbanov2017EndoscopicII, title={[Endoscopic interventions in patients with colorectal cancer: the effect of comorbidities].}, author={F S Kurbanov and Z B Khalilov and R. K. Azimov and A Yu Kalinichenko and M A Chinnikov and I S Panteleeva}, journal={Khirurgiia}, year={2017}, volume={9}, pages={54-58} }