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Scand J Gastroenterol. 1997 Jul;32(7):706-11.

Colorectal dysplasia and carcinoma in patients with ulcerative colitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.

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  • 1Fourth Dept. of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) as a cofactor in the dysplasia-carcinoma sequence in ulcerative colitis (UC).

METHODS:

Forty-five patients with UC and concomitant PSC and 45 pair-matched control patients with UC only were examined for colorectal dysplasia and carcinoma.

RESULTS:

The median duration of UC was 11 years in the group with UC and PSC and 15 years in the control group. Thirteen of the 45 patients (29%) with UC and PSC had colorectal neoplasia: 4, carcinoma; 2, high-grade dysplasia; and 7, low-grade dysplasia. Four of the 45 control patients (9%) had neoplastic findings: 1, carcinoma; 1, high-grade dysplasia, and 2, low-grade dysplasia (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The results suggest that the risk of colorectal dysplasia and carcinoma in patients with UC is increased by concomitant PSC.

PMID:
9246712
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