Risk Factors of Cat Scratch Colon Developing. (CSC)
This study was designed to: estimate the incidence of cat scratch colon in the investigators environment; explore the diseases associated to its development; identify the factors related to its development; and assess its clinical repercussions.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Risk Factors of Cat Scratch Colon Developing.|
- Presence of cat scratch colon during the endoscopy [ Time Frame: at the moment of colonoscopy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Cat Scratch Colon: spontaneous tears appearing in the colon mucosa during colonoscopy
|Study Start Date:||September 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Cat Scratch Colon
Patients with mucosal tears during colonoscopy
Patients without mucosal tears during the colonoscopy
All of the ambulatory colonoscopies performed at the investigators University Hospital from September 2007 were prospectively included in the study. Data recorded for each patient included: age, sex, disease background, reason for the examination, hematological data and the endoscopic diagnosis.
Every patient presenting CSC lesions had colon biopsies taken. These were studied by a single anatomic pathologist specializing in gastrointestinal pathologies.
The characteristics (age, sex, disease background, indication for surgery, age at the time of surgery, time elapsed since surgery, hematological data and pathoanatomical study of the colon biopsies) of diversion colitis patients with and without CSC lesions will bi compared.