Tag: polyps

Polyps and colorectal cancer risk

Patients with polyps have a higher risk of colorectal cancer, and those with sessile serrated polyps, tubulovillous adenomas, and villous adenomas had a higher colorectal cancer mortality. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Endoscopic screening reduces colorectal cancer and mortality by detection and removal

Computer-aided colonoscopy reliably identifies small polyps

(HealthDay)—Computer-aided colonoscopy can reliably diagnose small polyps that do not need to be removed, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Yuichi Mori, M.D., Ph.D., from the Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital in Japan, and colleagues evaluated the performance of real-time computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) with endocytoscopes (×520 ultra-magnifying