Volume 70, Issue 2 (4 2012)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2012, 70(2): 126-129 | Back to browse issues page

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S J, S K, A B, T R. Prevalence of colorectal polyps among women with ovarian and endometrial cancers admitted in Firoozgar, Akbarabadi and Rasol Akram Hospitals during 2010- 2011: a brief report. Tehran Univ Med J. 2012; 70 (2) :126-129
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Background: Patients with endometrial or ovarian cancer have an increased risk for breast or colon cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the individual and age-related characteristics of patients with a combination of these malignancies.

Methods: In this retrospective descriptive study, we reviewed the medical records of 100 patients admitted for endometrial or ovarian cancer in Rasol Akram, Akbarabadi and Firozgar educational Hospitals in Tehran, Iran, during 2010- 2011. Colon polyps were evaluated by immunohistochemistry assay.

Results: The mean age, weight and BMI of the patients were 50.21, 65.9 and 26.07, respectively. Among 100 cases participating in this study, five (5%) patients had colon polyps. All the five cases with colon polyp had positive familial histories of ovarian cancer.

Conclusion: With considering the low prevalence of colorectal polyps among women with ovarian and endometrial cancers, patient's follow-up for screening test is not recommended.

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