Colonoscopic follow-up of adenomas and colorectal cancer

David E. Beck, Frank G. Opelka, Terry C. Hicks, Alan E. Timmcke, Douglas A. Khoury, J. Byron Gathright

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Increasing experience with colonoscopy has altered recommendations for the frequency of follow-up surveillance examinations for adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancer. Current recommendations include a follow-up colonoscopy at 1 year for patients with more than two adenomatous or highly suggestive polyps and after curative surgery for colorectal cancer. Other patients can safely receive a follow-up colonoscopy at longer intervals of 3 years. Published data and a review of the Ochsner Clinic experience are presented to support these recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-570
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1995

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    Beck, D. E., Opelka, F. G., Hicks, T. C., Timmcke, A. E., Khoury, D. A., & Gathright, J. B. (1995). Colonoscopic follow-up of adenomas and colorectal cancer. Southern medical journal, 88(5), 567-570.