Colonoscopic polypectomy and the incidence of colorectal cancer

  title={Colonoscopic polypectomy and the incidence of colorectal cancer},
It has long been believed that colorectal cancer evolves from a precursor lesion, the adenomatous polyp. This concept was based on the elegant pathology studies from the St Mark’s Hospital, London, published by LockhartMummery and Dukes in 1928, and culminating in the concept of the polyp-cancer sequence published in 1975 by Muto and colleagues. The introduction of colonoscopy in the early 1970s, followed by the demonstration of the feasibility of colonoscopic polypectomy, provided the… CONTINUE READING