Ulcerous Colitis in Mexico: Is It Still a Diagnostic-Therapeutic Myth? 20 Years of Experience
Nonspecific chronic ulcerative colitis is a variety of inflammatory bowel diseases which to date is of unknown etiology. The objective is to present the experience of 20 years in the diagnosis and treatment, in a multicenter study of nonspecific chronic ulcerative colitis in Mexico. With a study methodology with a retrospective, longitudinal, observational and descriptive design, in the Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery services. Results: 181 patients with histopathologically confirmed diagnosis: 76 women (42%) and 105 men (58%). With an age range of 16 to 85 years, with a mean of 39 years, with a follow-up of 1 to 5 years from diagnosis, both clinically and colonoscopically; 63 cases (36) required surgery, 10 patients with colorectal cancer (2%): severe dysplasia and/or tumor (neoplasia), anal surgery reaches up to 25%. The statistical or epidemiological data of non-specific chronic ulcerative colitis to date are unknown or not very relevant to the public or private Health System in Mexico and/or in most of the world, with unreliable information, without scientific validation and only by the experience of some physicians with little unpublished casuistry.
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Copyright (c) 2023 Morelos Adolfo García Sánchez, Mireya De La Fuente González, Imelda Yasmín Palma Cortés, María Isabel Estrada Rodríguez, Mara Luz Terán Estrella, Jennifer Itzel Jacobo Godínez, Fabian Cazares Longines, Giselle Castillo García, Alejandro Altamirano Jiménez, Astrid Ortiz Vargas, Baruj Ricardo Lupio García, Gema Méndez Barrón, Julio Geovany Flores Hernández, Carol Atzimba Zepeda Carrillo, Sergio Fernández Zenteno
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