[Colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening].

  title={[Colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening].},
  author={Xavier Bessa Caserras},
  journal={Gastroenterologia y hepatologia},
  volume={37 Suppl 3},
Colonoscopies play a vital role in population screening programs, either for initial examinations or as a test carried out after a positive result from a fecal occult blood test or sigmoidoscopy. Colonoscopies, and ancillary techniques such as polipectomies, must comply with basic quality criteria that must be reflected in the quality standards of screening programs. A quality colonoscopy is absolutely vital to avoid the occurrence of interval cancers. It is extremely important to detect any… CONTINUE READING