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  1. Colorectal cancer screening : is one-year surveillance sigmoidoscopy necessary ?

    Article - En anglais


    To assess the diagnostic yield of the 1-yr follow-up flexible sigmoidoscopy examination for the detection of colonic neoplasia in a colorectal cancer screening program.


    Data were prospectively collected for flexible sigmoidoscopies performed between July 1991 and July 1992 as part of the University of South Alabama Colon Cancer Registry.


    A total of 217 subjects with an age-related risk of colon carcinoma and no evidence of occult blood by stool examination were enrolled.

    One hundred and sixteen underwent initial sigmoidoscopic examination, and 101 had a 1-yr surveillance examination.

    Ten of the 116 patients (8.6%) undergoing initial surveillance sigmoidoscopy were found to have neoplastic lesions.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Intestin pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Côlon, Rectum, Dépistage, Exploration, Homme, Endoscopie, Programme sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Intestinal disease, Digestive diseases, Colon, Rectum, Medical screening, Exploration, Human, Endoscopy, Sanitary program

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0143223

    Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 199406.