Endoscopic localization of colon cancers

  title={Endoscopic localization of colon cancers},
  author={Paul V Vignati and J Philip Welch and Jeffrey L. Cohen},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
In order to determine the accuracy of endoscopic localization of colon cancers, the endoscopic location was compared to the actual location at the time of operation in 320 patients who underwent resection of intraabdominal colon cancer between 1983 and 1988. The endoscopic location was correct in 86% of the cases. There were 44 endoscopic errors, including seven missed cancers. One-third of all endoscopic errors occurred when the tumor was in the cecum. We conclude that endoscopy is an accurate… CONTINUE READING

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