The prognosis of carcinoma of the colon and rectum complicating ulcerative colitis

Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1978 Jan;146(1):46-8.


Thirty-three carcinomas of the colon and rectum occurring in patients with ulcerative colitis have been compared with matched controls from a population without colitis. There is no difference in length of survival between the patients in the two groups. More extensive tumor spread in the control group is due to the method of selection.

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chicago
  • Child
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / complications*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / mortality
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Prognosis
  • Rectal Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Rectal Neoplasms / mortality