Caecal carcinoma: a review of 3 cases in a private hospital in Lagos

  • John Adi Ashindoitiang | ashindoitiang@yahoo.com Department of Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Abstract

Colorectal tumors are rare in the developing countries but common in the civilized world. With the event of westernization of the diet, the incidence is increasing in the developing countries such as Nigeria. Caecal tumors present late because of the anatomical features of this part of colon. The tumors in the caecum are insidious in onset and often attend large size. Barium enema and colonoscopy have limitation in accessing this region. Computed tomography (CT) scan is expensive and not readily affordable in the developing world. High index of suspicion is therefore necessary to the diagnosed carcinoma of the caecum as it is a curable disease if diagnosed early and treated. We present 3 cases of caecal tumors seen over a 5-year period that were treated with good outcome.

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Author Biography

John Adi Ashindoitiang, Department of Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos
consultant surgeon
Published
2011-05-30
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Keywords:
caecal tumors, insidious onset, good outcome.
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Ashindoitiang, J. A. (2011). Caecal carcinoma: a review of 3 cases in a private hospital in Lagos. Clinics and Practice, 1(2), e42. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e42