October 1978

Spatial Distribution of Colonic Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(10):1142-1143. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370220028004

• During the past several decades, there has been a shift in the distribution of colorectal cancer toward the right side, with an increase in colon lesions on the right side and a marked decrease in rectal lesions. In 1,009 cases studied between 1966 and 1977, this change in distribution pattern is illustrated. A revision of widespread current concepts of colonic cancer detection is indicated.

(Arch Surg 113:1142-1143, 1978)