Natural history and current management of colorectal polyps.

  title={Natural history and current management of colorectal polyps.},
  author={L Hornsby-Lewis and Sidney J. Winawer},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={139-44; discussion 144, 147-8}
There are numerous histological types of colon polyps. The neoplastic polyp, the precursor to colon cancer, is called an adenoma. Adenomas vary in frequency throughout the world and are particularly prevalent in Western countries. The belief that after several years of development some adenomas will become cancers is termed the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. These adenomas occur in both males and females and their incidence increases with age. While small polyps were once considered unimportant… CONTINUE READING

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