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Surgeon. 2004 Apr;2(2):112-4.

Hyperplastic polyps and serrated adenomas: colonoscopic surveillance?

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Colorectal Unit, Mayday University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, London CR7 7YE.


Hyperplastic polyps are not thought to carry a malignant potential. They are, therefore, not regularly screened by the majority of clinicians. We present two case reports of serrated adenomas that add to a small but expanding body of clinical and histological evidence that suggests a hyperplastic to neoplastic pathway. Regular colonoscopic surveillance may be indicated in at least some cases of hyperplastic polyposis.

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