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Clinical, Radiologic, and Endoscopic Manifestations of Small Bowel Malignancies: a First Report from Thailand
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Clinical, Radiologic, and Endoscopic Manifestations of Small Bowel Malignancies: a First Report from Thailand
Tangkittikasem, Natthakan; Boonyaarunnate, Thiraphon; Aswakul, Pitulak; Kachintorn, Udom; Prachayakul, Varayu;
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 Abstract
Background: The symptoms of small bowel malignancies are mild and frequently nonspecific, thus patients are often not diagnosed until the disease is at an advanced stage. Moreover, the lack of sufficient studies and available data on small bowel cancer makes diagnosis difficult, further delaying proper treatment for these patients. In fact, only a small number of published studies exist, and there are no studies specific to Thailand. Radiologic and endoscopic studies and findings may allow physicians to better understand the disease, leading to earlier diagnosis and improved patient outcomes. Objective: To retrospectively analyze the clinical, radiologic, and endoscopic characteristics of small bowel cancer patients in Thailand`s Siriraj Hospital. Materials and Methods: This retrospective analysis included 185 adult patients (97 men, 88 women; mean age
 Keywords
Small bowel cancer;GIST;adenocarcinoma;lymphoma;metastasis;radiologic manifestation;
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English
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