Table 4

Clinical presentation of colon cancer recurrence
Case no Gender Presenting problem Routine vs. interval Diagnostic tests Metastatic site Time to diagnosis (days) Metastasis surgery Time to surgery (days)
GP-surveillance
1 F Elevated CEA Routine CEUS Disseminated 27 No Inoperable
PET CT
2 M Abdominal pain Interval CEUS Liver 21 No Inoperable
3 M Elevated CEA Routine CEA Disseminated 71 No Inoperable
CT thorax
CT abdomen
4 M Metastatic lesion detected at CEUS Routine CEUS Liver 4 Yes 38
CT thorax
CT abdomen
5 F Abdominal pain, normal CEA, CT and CEUS, disseminated cancer detected at laparotomy Interval CEUS Disseminated 270 Yes 270
CT thorax
CT abdomen
6 M Abdominal tenderness Interval Anorectoscopy Local recurrence 2 Yes 30
CT thorax
CT abdomen
Surgeon-Surveillance
7 M Metastatic lesion detected chest x-ray Routine CT thorax Lung 45 Yes 62
CT abdomen
8 M Stoma bleeding Interval Colonoscopy Local and lymph node recurrence 10 No Inoperable
CT thorax
CT abdomen
9 M Weight loss Routine CT Thorax Lung 45 No Inoperable
Night sweating CT abdomen
10 M Metastatic lesion detected at chest-x ray Routine CT Thorax Lung 4 Yes 42
CT abdomen
11 M Metastatic lesion detected on CEUS Routine MR liver Liver 3 Yes 43
CT thorax
CT abdomen
12 F Abdominal pain Interval CT abdomen Disseminated 16 No Inoperable
CT thorax
13 M Elevated CEA Routine CT thorax Liver 30 No Inoperable
CT abdomen Lung
CT liver
14 F Occult blood in faeces Interval CT thorax Liver 31 Yes 35
CT abdomen
CEUS

Augestad et al.

Augestad et al. BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:137   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-137

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