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The high prevalence of colorectal neoplasms in preoperative patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm or peripheral artery disease.
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PMID:  17137804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: In Japan, the incidence of both colorectal carcinoma and vascular disease is increasing. We screened preoperative patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) or peripheral artery disease (PAD) for colorectal cancer. DESIGN OF STUDY: This study was retrospective and cross-sectional. MATERIALS: The subjects were 492 patients admitted for elective surgery of AAA or PAD. METHODS: The patients underwent immunochemical faecal occult blood tests (FOBT) before operation, and those with positive results underwent investigations for colorectal neoplasm. We compared the results with that of screening programmes performed on the general population. RESULTS: Of the 408 patients that underwent FOBT, 104 (25.5%) were positive. After colonoscopy, six (1.5%) had colorectal carcinoma and 16 (3.9%) had advanced adenoma. These values were several folds higher than that for the general population in Japan. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with AAA or PAD carry a high risk for colorectal neoplasm.
K Yamamoto; T Miyata; H Nagawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1078-5884     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-09     Completed Date:  2007-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*,  epidemiology,  surgery
Colorectal Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Decision Trees
Japan / epidemiology
Mass Screening* / methods
Middle Aged
Occult Blood*
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / complications*,  epidemiology,  surgery
Predictive Value of Tests
Preoperative Care
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Surgical Procedures, Elective

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