TITLE

EXPERIENCE OF COLONOSCOPY IN PATIENTS AGED 85 YEARS AND ABOVE IN A DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL

AUTHOR(S)
Yoong, K. Y.; Heymann, T.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study related to experience of colonoscopy in patients aged 85 years and above in a district general hospital. Great Britain has an ageing population, the over 85 are the fastest growing age group. Gastrointestinal disorders including colonic tumours are more common with advancing age. The study suggests that colonoscopy in the very old is sale but it may be technically more challenging as demonstrated by the lower completion rote. The low incidence of complications and high yield colonic malignancies and polyps that were successfully resected reinforces the usefulness of colonoscopy even after 85 years of age.
ACCESSION #
13218993

 

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