Status of microsatellite instability in different histomorphological patterns of colorectal carcinoma among a group of Bangladeshi people


  • Momammed Mustafizur Rahman Department of Pathology, Popular Medical College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shabnam Imam Department of Community Medicine, Bangladesh Medical College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sayedatun Nessa Department of Pathology, Northern International Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • A. K. M. Maruf Raza Department of Pathology, Jahurul Islam Medical College, Bajitpur, Kishoregong, Bangladesh
  • Farida Arjuman Department of Histopathology, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammed Kamal Department of Pathology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Colorectal carcinoma, Histomorphology, Microsatellite instability


Background: This cross- sectional observational study was carried out with an aim to look for microsatellite instability (MSI) status in colorectal carcinoma and their association with different histomorphological patterns and biological behavior of colorectal carcinoma.

Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was done in the Department of Pathology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh during September 2014 to October 2015. A total of 39 surgically resected sample of colorectal carcinoma were included. Consent from each patient was taken. The samples were histopathologically evaluated according to the standard protocol. The statistical analyses were done using Statistical packages for social sciences (SPSS 15) for Windows.

Results: A total of 39 cases of colorectal carcinoma were included in this study. Majority of the patients (55.5%) was in 6th decade in MSI and 29.1% were MSI absent group. The mean age was found 47.67±10.97 years in present group and 47.84±14.26 years in absent group. The difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05). TNM stage with MSI was observed. The mean CEA level was 100.74±103.66 and 60.43±91.72. The mean Hb was 9.72±1.99 % and 9.92±2.17, the range was 7.2-12.2 and 4.6-13.4 among the groups. The mean difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05). Ulcerated was 3 (33.3%) and 19 (64.5%). Stage 3 tumor was 4 (44.4%) and 16 (51.6%). Grade 2 tumor was 5 (55.6%) and 17 (58.0%).

Conclusions: For the first time in Bangladesh, this study was undertaken to evaluate the microsatellite instability (MSI) status in colorectal cancer tissue and their association with different histomorphological patterns of colorectal carcinoma.  



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