TITLE

CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH COLONIC INVESTIGATIONS MAY FAIL TO DETECT COLORECTAL CANCER

AUTHOR(S)
Somasekar, A.; Ong, J.; James, L.; Stephenson, B. M.; Vellacott, K. D.; Allison, M. C.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study that reviewed records on all patients presenting with colorectal cancer (CRC) over two years to identify those who had previous lower gastrointestinal investigations that had not found CRC, and to examine possible causes of detection failure. Case ascertainment was done using the clinical, endoscopy, and histopathology databases. It is found that lower mortality from CRC is much more likely to be achieved by more liberal use of colonoscopy and better training in colonoscopy than by wider use of specialist techniques such as magnifying colonoscopy.
ACCESSION #
13219074

 

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