Colonoscopic screening of first-degree relatives of patients with large adenomas: increased risk of colorectal tumors.

@article{Cottet2007ColonoscopicSO,
  title={Colonoscopic screening of first-degree relatives of patients with large adenomas: increased risk of colorectal tumors.},
  author={Vanessa Cottet and Alexandre Pariente and Bernard Nalet and Jacques Lafon and Chantal Milan and Sylviane Olschwang and Catherine Bonaiti-Pelli{\'e} and Jean Faivre and Claire Bonithon-Kopp},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={1086-92}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The risk of developing colorectal neoplasia is not well established among family members of individuals with large adenomas, and screening strategies remain under debate in this population. This study aimed at quantifying the risk of colorectal adenomas and cancers using colonoscopic screening in first-degree relatives of patients with large adenomas. METHODS This case-control study was performed in 18 endoscopic units of French nonuniversity hospitals. A colonoscopy was… CONTINUE READING

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