Obstructing carcinomas of the colon and rectum: clinicopathologic analysis of 40 cases.

A review of 40 cases of obstructing colorectal carcinoma selected from 1,786 cases of surgically resected colorectal carcinomas was undertaken. The average age of the patients was 63 years, and there were 22 women and 18 men. Twenty-three lesions (58%) arose in the sigmoid colon and nine (23%) in the transverse colon, and obstructing rectal carcinomas were… CONTINUE READING