Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versión ISSN 0138-6557
TUSEN TOLEDO, Yunia; CHAO GONZALEZ, Lissette y BARROSO MARQUEZ, Lisset. Value of the hidden blood test in feces for detection of premalignant and malignant lesions of colon. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.3-4, pp. 234-240. ISSN 0138-6557.
Introduction: the colorectal cancer is the third neoplasm in frequency order, the second death cause for cancer in women and the third one in men. Objective: to assess the effectiveness of hidden blood test in feces related to endoscopic diagnosis of malignant and premalignant lesions of colon. Methods: a total of 212 patients came to Gastroenterology consultation of CIMEQ from January, 2006 to May, 2007 and underwent a hidden blood immunochemical test in feces. Results: test was positive in the 36 % of patients and the 51 % of patients was diagnosed with premalignant lesions with predominance of polyps greater than 1 cm. The diagnosis of malignant lesions in the 16 % of patients was made. Conclusions: the immunochemical test used for hidden blood in feces has an appropriate effectiveness in detection of malignant and premalignant lesions of colon.
Palabras llave : immunochemical test of hidden blood in feces; colonoscopy; malignant and premalignant lesions of colon.