Our experience is that patients will benefit when colonoscopists talk with their pathologists and make certain that they understand each other with regard to pathologic interpretation of colon polyps that have high-grade dysplasia or cancer. Our recommendation is for endoscopists to reassure pathologic colleagues that they understand the importance of complete endoscopic resection of benign adenomas and that they understand the endoscopic and histologic criteria for surgical resection in the case of malignant polyps. Patients are best and most consistently served when pathologists abandon the terms "carcinoma in situ" and "intramucosal adenocarcinoma" in favor of the term "high-grade dysplasia".
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
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