Colonoscopic screening examination of relatives of patients with colorectal cancer. I. A comparison with an endoscopically screened normal population.

@article{Sauar1992ColonoscopicSE,
  title={Colonoscopic screening examination of relatives of patients with colorectal cancer. I. A comparison with an endoscopically screened normal population.},
  author={Jostein Sauar and Trygve Hausken and Geir Hoff and A Bj\orkheim and Andreas Foerster and Petter Mowinckel},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1992},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={661-6}
}
First-degree relatives (n = 206) of patients operated on for colorectal cancer (CRC) (n = 181) were offered a colonoscopic screening examination; 169 relatives (82%) attended. The findings were compared with those in a normal population sample with no CRC in first-degree relatives (n = 308), aged 50-59 years, who had been screened by means of flexible sigmoidoscopy. Three carcinomas and 176 polyps were found in 56 of 95 male relatives (57%) and 34 of 74 female relatives (46%). The adenoma… CONTINUE READING

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