Colonoscopy in asymptomatic individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer

@article{Syrigos2002ColonoscopyIA,
  title={Colonoscopy in asymptomatic individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer},
  author={PhD K. N. Syrigos and A. Charalampopoulos and John K. L. Ho and FRCS A. Zbar and Victoria A. Murday and R. J. Leicester FRCS},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={439-443}
}
This study was performed to evaluate the use of total colonoscopy as the optimal screening test in asymptomatic individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer (CRC). Colonoscopy was performed in 249 asymptomatic individuals who had one or two first-degree relatives (FDRs) with CRC; individuals with three or more FDRs with CRC were excluded. Eighty-six colonic lesions were found in 51 individuals (51 of 249; 20.5%). Among these 51 subjects, 27 had neoplastic polyps (n=38) and 29 had… CONTINUE READING

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