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Gastroenterology. 2016 Mar;150(3):758-768.e11. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.01.001. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

Colonoscopy Surveillance After Colorectal Cancer Resection: Recommendations of the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.

Author information

1
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Electronic address: ckahi2@iu.edu.
2
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
3
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington; University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
4
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
5
Eastern VA Medical School, Norfolk Virginia.
6
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California; Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California.
7
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.
8
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California.
9
VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH.
10
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Abstract

The US Multi-Society Task Force has developed updated recommendations to guide health care providers with the surveillance of patients after colorectal cancer (CRC) resection with curative intent. This document is based on a critical review of the literature regarding the role of colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, fecal testing and CT colonography in this setting. The document addresses the effect of surveillance, with focus on colonoscopy, on patient survival after CRC resection, the appropriate use and timing of colonoscopy for perioperative clearing and for postoperative prevention of metachronous CRC, specific considerations for the detection of local recurrence in the case of rectal cancer, as well as the place of CT colonography and fecal tests in post-CRC surveillance.

KEYWORDS:

Colonoscopy; Colorectal Neoplasms; Surveillance

PMID:
26892199
DOI:
10.1053/j.gastro.2016.01.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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