High prevalence of colonic polyps in white males with esophageal adenocarcinoma.

@article{Bollschweiler2009HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of colonic polyps in white males with esophageal adenocarcinoma.},
  author={E. Bollschweiler and Thomas Schloesser and Jessica M. Leers and Daniel Vallboehmer and Hartmut Schaefer and Arnulf H Hoelscher},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={299-304}
}
PURPOSE There is ongoing discussion regarding Barrett's esophagus and the prevalence of colonic neoplasms. The goal of this investigation was to evaluate colonoscopic findings in patients with esophageal carcinoma. METHODS In this case-control study, we used the data of patients with esophagectomy. These patients underwent routine preoperative endoscopy of the entire colon to exclude pathologic findings pending the need for colonic bridging graft reconstruction. A total of 171 patients with… CONTINUE READING