Distribution of colonic polyps: increased incidence of proximal lesions in older patients.

@article{Bernstein1985DistributionOC,
  title={Distribution of colonic polyps: increased incidence of proximal lesions in older patients.},
  author={Matthew A Bernstein and Peter J. Feczko and Robert D. Halpert and Stuart M. Simms and Lauren Ackerman},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={155 1},
  pages={35-8}
}
Several recent studies have shown a proximal shift in the distribution of colonic carcinoma compared to older studies. Because of the association between polyps and cancer, the authors evaluated the distribution of colonic polyps in 3,664 consecutive patients who had a colon examination over a period of 14 months. A total of 967 colorectal polyps were found in 633 patients. In all, 502 polyps (52%) were proximal to the rectosigmoid. Older patients had significantly more right-sided polyps and… CONTINUE READING

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