Colorectal endoscopy, advanced adenomas, and sessile serrated polyps: implications for proximal colon cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The American journal of gastroenterology, Volume 107, Issue 8, p.1213-9 (2012)

Keywords:

2012, Adenoma, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Colonic Neoplasms, Colonic Polyps, Colonoscopy, Female, Humans, July 2012, Male, Middle Aged, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Colonoscopy is associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer but may be more effective in reducing the risk of distal than proximal malignancies. To gain insight into the differences between proximal and distal colon endoscopic performance, we conducted a case-control study of advanced adenomas, the primary targets of colorectal endoscopy screening, and sessile serrated polyps (SSPs), newly recognized precursor lesions for a colorectal cancer subset that occurs most often in the proximal colon.