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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2010 Jul;20(3):437-48. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2010.03.005.

Bowel preparation and colonoscopy technique to detect non-polypoid colorectal neoplasms.

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1466, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

Colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for colon cancer screening. In a recent study, however, 0.3% to 0.9% patients developed colorectal cancer within 3 years after removal of adenomas. Some reasons for the development of interval colorectal cancers include missed or incompletely removed lesions during the initial colonoscopy. Non-polypoid colorectal neoplasms are a potential contributor to the pool of missed lesions because they can be easily missed as a result of inadequate colon preparation or examination technique. This article discusses the methods that are useful to improve the quality of bowel preparation and examination technique.

Published by Elsevier Inc.

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