Colonoscopy for screening and follow up of patients with a family history of colorectal cancer.

@article{Tytherleigh2008ColonoscopyFS,
  title={Colonoscopy for screening and follow up of patients with a family history of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Matthew G Tytherleigh and Vivien V Ng and Leny Mathew and Tarit Banerjee and Krish V Menon and Anthony S Mee and Ridzuan Farouk},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={506-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the minimum family history of colorectal cancer (CRC), which justifies colonoscopy and to establish whether further colonic assessment is necessary after a negative screening colonoscopy. METHOD A retrospective review of every colonoscopy undertaken for family screening at the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals, Reading between October 1996 and July 2004. RESULTS Four hundred and thirty-two patients (261 women) with an average age of 48 years (range 14-84) were… CONTINUE READING