Is colonoscopic surveillance reducing colorectal cancer mortality in ulcerative colitis? A population based case control study.

@article{Karln1998IsCS,
  title={Is colonoscopic surveillance reducing colorectal cancer mortality in ulcerative colitis? A population based case control study.},
  author={Per Karl{\'e}n and Dan Kornfeld and Olle Brostr{\"o}m and Robert L{\"o}fberg and P G Persson and Anders Ekbom},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1998},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={711-4}
}
BACKGROUND Colonoscopic surveillance is a standard procedure in many patients with long standing, extensive ulcerative colitis (UC), in order to avoid death from colorectal cancer. No conclusive proof of its benefits has been presented however. AIMS To evaluate the association between colonoscopic surveillance and colorectal cancer mortality in patients with UC. PATIENTS A population based, nested case control study comprising 142 patients with a definite UC diagnosis, derived from a study… CONTINUE READING
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