A comparison of colonoscopy and double-contrast barium enema for surveillance after polypectomy. National Polyp Study Work Group.

@article{Winawer2000ACO,
  title={A comparison of colonoscopy and double-contrast barium enema for surveillance after polypectomy. National Polyp Study Work Group.},
  author={Sidney J. Winawer and Edward T. Stewart and Ann Graham Zauber and John H. Bond and Howard J. Ansel and Jerome D. Waye and David Hall and Jefferson A Hamlin and Melvin Schapiro and Michael John O'Brien and Stephen S. Sternberg and Leonard S. Gottlieb},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={342 24},
  pages={1766-72}
}
BACKGROUND After patients have undergone colonoscopic polypectomy, it is uncertain whether colonoscopic examination or a barium enema is the better method of surveillance. METHODS As part of the National Polyp Study, we offered colonoscopic examination and double-contrast barium enema for surveillance to patients with newly diagnosed adenomatous polyps. Although barium enema was performed first, the endoscopist did not know the results. RESULTS A total of 973 patients underwent one or more… CONTINUE READING

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