Failure of colonoscopic surveillance in ulcerative colitis.

  title={Failure of colonoscopic surveillance in ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Delores A Lynch and Alan Joseph Lobo and G M Sobala and Michael F. Dixon and Anthony T. R. Axon},
  volume={34 8},
A prospective surveillance programme for patients with longstanding (> = 8 years), extensive (> = splenic flexure) ulcerative colitis was undertaken between 1978 and 1990. It comprised annual colonoscopy with pancolonic biopsy. One hundred and sixty patients were entered into the programme and had 739 colonoscopies (4.6 colonoscopies per patient; 709… CONTINUE READING