Fiberoptic colonoscopy. A report of findings in 481 patients from Kuwait

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
B A NakibA Bayoumi


The authors report 481 colonoscopic examinations, performed in the Amiri Hospital, Kuwait. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the pattern of colonic diseases in this region and to compare our findings with those reported from elsewhere. Although these are preliminary results, they suggest that colonic diseases, in general, are uncommon in this area. Ulcerative colitis was the most common pathology detected on colonoscopy. Polyps and diverticulosis were less common than those observed in the west. The frequency of Crohn's disease in Indians and Pakistanis in Kuwait was found to be high, although it is reported to be a very rare disease in their native countries.


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