Diminutive colonic polyps--clinical significance and management.

@article{Granqvist1979DiminutiveCP,
  title={Diminutive colonic polyps--clinical significance and management.},
  author={Staffan Granqvist and N. Gabrielsson and P. Sundelin},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1979},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          36-42
        }
}
Of 300 diminutive polyps (up to 5 mm) found at colonoscopy, 114 were neoplastic (37 per cent) and thus possible precursors of carcinoma. This suggests that all colonic polyps, regardless of size, should if possible be extirpated or coagulated. As polyps of this small size often escape detection roentgenologically, especially by conventional technique, colonoscopy should be extended to involve the entire colon. This is because diminutive polyps, especially of neoplastic type, are common also in… CONTINUE READING
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