The yield for colorectal cancer and adenoma by indication at colonoscopy.

K. L. Cheong, S. Roohi, Razman Jarmin, Ismail Sagap, S. H. Tong, A. Qureshi

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Abstract

Colonoscopy is an integral part of the clinician armamentarium in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer and its precursor, the adenoma. Polypoid lesions when identified can be excised at colonoscopy and in turn reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. We prospectively evaluated the yield of colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps by indication for colonoscopy over a one-year period. A total of 375 colonoscopies were carried out. The more common indications of colonoscopy were rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, surveillance of colorectal cancer and altered bowel habit. The highest yield for cancer was for rectal bleeding with 12.5% while surveillance of patients with a history of polyps yielded the highest percentage of new polyps. We conclude that rectal bleeding as an indication for colonoscopy yielded the highest number of cancers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-466
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume55
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000

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Colonoscopy
Adenoma
Colorectal Neoplasms
Hemorrhage
Polyps
Adenomatous Polyps
Rectal Neoplasms
Abdominal Pain
Habits
Neoplasms

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The yield for colorectal cancer and adenoma by indication at colonoscopy. / Cheong, K. L.; Roohi, S.; Jarmin, Razman; Sagap, Ismail; Tong, S. H.; Qureshi, A.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 55, No. 4, 12.2000, p. 464-466.

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Cheong, KL, Roohi, S, Jarmin, R, Sagap, I, Tong, SH & Qureshi, A 2000, 'The yield for colorectal cancer and adenoma by indication at colonoscopy.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 464-466.
Cheong, K. L. ; Roohi, S. ; Jarmin, Razman ; Sagap, Ismail ; Tong, S. H. ; Qureshi, A. / The yield for colorectal cancer and adenoma by indication at colonoscopy. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2000 ; Vol. 55, No. 4. pp. 464-466.
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