Periodic colonoscopy can significantly reduce the risk of invasive colon adenocarcinoma.
These are general guidelines. Individual gastroenterologists may prefer or clinical situations may warrant a different schedule.
complete excision of a peduncalated polyp containing an adenocarcinoma
2 to 6 months AND 12 months
inadequately removed adenoma
2 to 6 months
11 or more adenomas
12 to 24 months
adenoma with high grade dysplasia, completely removed
3 to 10 adenomas
1 to 2 adenomas
history of colon adenocarcinoma in first degree relatives
1 or 2 small hyperplastic polyps
no risk factors
The presence of an invasive adenocarcinoma that is incompletely excised is an indication for surgical resection of the affected segment of bowel.
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