Descriptive Study of Patients Referred for Colonoscopy at Gastroenterology Unit at Al-Imamain Al-Kadhemain Medical City in Baghdad
بشار عباس عبد الحسن
Authors : Bashar A. Abdulhassan Qahtan A. Mahdi1 Mushtaq T. Meeshal Muhammed H. Ali Sajjad M. Ali Kadhim Ali A. Noor*
Colonoscopy is a critical and frequently used medical procedure that is essential in identifying colonic and rectal cancers in a timely manner. It remains the preferred method for visualizing the colonic and rectal mucosae, enabling the detection of conditions like carcinoma, adenoma, and inflammation. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, and due to its tendency to present late, screening programs that rely on a sensitive tool like colonoscopy are of utmost importance Objectives: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and colonoscopic findings, including colorectal cancer, among patients referred to the gastro-enterology unit in Al-Imamain Al-Kadhemain Medical City and determine the most common presenting symptoms of colorectal diseases.

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