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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Cote : 94-0143223
Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 199406.