Serrated polyp detection rate tied to post-colonoscopy cancer risk

SAN ANTONIO — A higher serrated polyp detection rate was associated with a decreased incidence of post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer, according to study results presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG, of White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont, said the serrated pathway may account for as much as 30% of CRC, but the link with serrated polyp detection rate (SDR) is unclear.“We know that they’re difficult to detect because they have flat morphology and indistinct borders. These are their characteristics,”Read More

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