Dysplasia and colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease: a result of inflammation or an intrinsic risk?

@article{Breynaert2008DysplasiaAC,
  title={Dysplasia and colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease: a result of inflammation or an intrinsic risk?},
  author={Christine Breynaert and S{\'e}verine Vermeire and P. R. Rutgeerts and Gert Van Assche},
  journal={Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={367-72}
}
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face an increased lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). Although CRC in IBD only accounts for 1-2% of all cases of CRC in the general population, it is responsible for approximately 15% of the mortality of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Independent factors associated with increased risk include long disease duration, extensive colonic involvement, young age at onset of IBD, severity of inflammation… CONTINUE READING
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