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Vol. 76, No. 1, 2007
Issue release date: October 2007
Section title: Paper
Digestion 2007;76:20–25
(DOI:10.1159/000108390)

Colorectal Cancer Screening by Colonoscopy – Current Issues

Kaminski M.F. · Regula J.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education, and the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland

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Abstract of Paper

Published online: 10/19/2007

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0012-2823 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9867 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DIG

Abstract

Of all colorectal cancer screening methods, colonoscopy used as a primary screening tool is both the most promising and the most discussed in the current literature. Several countries have introduced colonoscopic screening on a national scale, but many issues still require further research. The practicality of using colonoscopic screening can be questionable given the huge target population, which requires a great increase in endoscopic resources. Limiting the target population by shifting the use of colonoscopy from low-risk to high-risk groups is a valid option. The quality of colonoscopy related to the individual colonoscopist’s skill has become a surprisingly considerable problem, and it is obvious that continuous quality improvement programs need to be established. The accuracy of detecting important colorectal lesions is also still influenced by the old problem of cleansing the large bowel, and further research would be welcome. Technological improvements in current endoscopic equipment will hopefully increase the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy and eventually strengthen its use in the setting of colorectal cancer screening.


  

Author Contacts

Jaroslaw Regula, MD
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Institute of Oncology
Roentgen Street 5
Warsaw (Poland)
Tel. +48 22 546 30 58, Fax +48 22 546 30 35, E-Mail jregula@coi.waw.pl

  

Article Information

Published online: October 19, 2007
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 49

  

Publication Details

Digestion (International Journal of Gastroenterology)

Vol. 76, No. 1, Year 2007 (Cover Date: October 2007)

Journal Editor: Beglinger, C. (Basel)
ISSN: 0012–2823 (print), 1421–9867 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DIG


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: 10/19/2007

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0012-2823 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9867 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DIG


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