Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for asymptomatic colorectal disease in patients with and without inguinal hernia.

Abstract

Several studies have evaluated the diagnostic value of flexible sigmoidoscopy for screening asymptomatic patients before hernia repair. All have shown a 16% to 28% incidence of neoplastic (malignant or premalignant) lesions. None of these studies compared a similar group of asymptomatic patients without hernia to determine whether the incidence is increased… (More)

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@article{Wheeler1991FlexibleSS, title={Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for asymptomatic colorectal disease in patients with and without inguinal hernia.}, author={Walter Wheeler and S. L. Wilson and Janos Kurucz and Jill Flanigan and Donald Ratliff and Carol E. H. Scott-Conner}, journal={Southern medical journal}, year={1991}, volume={84 7}, pages={876-8} }