Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Colonoscopy findings against the indication (N = 325)

From: “Appropriateness of colonoscopy according to EPAGE II in a low resource setting: a cross sectional study from Sri Lanka”

Colonoscopy finding
  Normal study n (%) Colo-rectal Carcinoma n (%) Haemorrhoides n (%) Anal fissure n (%) Diverticular disease n (%) Total n (%)
Indication for colonoscopy
 Rectal bleeding 52 (16.0) 58 (17.8) 19 (5.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3) 130 (40.0)
 Altered bowel habits 56 (17.2) 34 (10.5) 2 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 92 (28.3)
 Abdominal pain 39 (12.0) 31 (9.5) 4 (1.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 74 (22.8)
 Screening 19 (5.8) 5 (1.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 24 (7.4)
 Lump at anus 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6) 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 4 (1.2)
 Loss of weight 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
Total n (%) 168 (51.7) 128 (39.4) 27 (8.3) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 325 (100.0)