The controversy regarding distal hyperplastic polyps

D. K. Rex, O. W. Cummings

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Abstract

Hyperplastic polyps are non-neoplastic and are fundamentally distinct from adenomas. Currently available data suggest that, at most, distal colonic hyperplastic polyps are weak markers for small proximal adenomas in asymptomatic persons. There are insufficient data at this time to support distal hyperplastic polyps alone as an indicator for colonoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-648
Number of pages10
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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