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Colonoscopic screening of asymptomatic first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients.
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PMID:  21235115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIM: First-degree relatives of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients are at increased risk for developing colorectal neoplasm, and current guidelines recommend screening colonoscopy in such individuals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of colonoscopy as the screening test in asymptomatic first-degree relatives of CRC patients.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: Colonoscopy was performed in 102 asymptomatic individuals who had at least one first-degree relatives with CRC. Subjects included in the screening program were aged between 36 and 72 years, and majority came from two counties (Suceava, Iaşi) located in north-eastern Romania.
RESULTS: Thirty colorectal lesions were found in 17 individuals: two (6.6%) had adenocarcinomas, and remaining 15 patients had 28 polypoid lesions: 14 (46.6%) adenomas, 5 (16.6%) tubulovillous adenomas, 3 (10%) adenomas with high grade dysplasia and 6 (20%) had hyperplasic polyps.
CONCLUSION: Colonoscopy is a useful, feasible and safety initial screening tool for first-degree relatives of patients with CRC.
Liliana Croitoru; Anca Trifan; Maria Rusu Maxim; Irina Girleanu; Angela Hulub; Mihaela Dimache; C Stanciu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti din Iaş̧i     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0048-7848     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413735     Medline TA:  Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Suceava County Hospital, Gr.T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy laşi,
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