Introduction. Results from single medical centers having large numbers of patients with multiple colonic polyps that have undergone colonoscopy management are rare.
Material and method. The present study is based on 2,000 cases enrolled during 2009 and 2017, including patients that underwent colonoscopy for various reasons in the Department for Upper and Lower Endoscopy of Witting Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.
Results. Of the 2,000 patients examined during 2009 - 2017, 594 tumor formations were detected; 148 (24.9%) patients had colorectal malignancies, and 446 (75%) polypoid formations in 313 patients who had one or more colon polyps were found.
Discussions. After performing statistical analyses on several general parameters (such as age, sex, overall clinical outcome of the patient) and polyp-related characteristics (such as: dimensions, location, histological type), we developed a stepwise algorithm for clinical management (with endoscopic polypectomy) of patients with multiple polyposis, with the goal of reducing unnecessary colorectal surgeries.
Conclusions. We believe that this type of stepwise algorithm-based approach in the clinical management of patients with multiple polyposis can lead to a substantial decrease in unnecessary colectomies (no matter the approach, via laparotomy or laparoscopic procedures), with the accompanying benefit of avoiding the complications and negative long-life impact that they impose.
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Alexandru, Septimiu; Ungureanu, Florin D.; Kutasi, Reka Incze; and Moldovan, Cosmin Alec
"A proposed therapeutic algorithm for colorectal cancer prevention, based on endoscopic polypectomies in patients with multiple colonic polyps,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 5
, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol5/iss2/18