Emergency versus elective colorectal resections for malignancy: A single centre experience
Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common malignancy in men & women in
the UK. Colorectal cancer presents as a surgical emergency in 30% of cases as
obstruction, perforation, abdominal pain, haemorrhage or sepsis. Emergency colorectal
cancer has been associated with high post-operative morbidity & mortality. The aim of
the study is to assess emergency colorectal malignant resections at a District General
This is a retrospective study carried out since January 2007 till September 2013 at Macclesfield District General Hospital.
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