General Properties of Colon Polyps in Central Anatolia
Bora Aktas, Metin Küçükazman, Ayse Kefeli, Sebahat Basyigit, Abdullah Özgür Yeniova, Yasar Nazligül
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Aktas B, Küçükazman M, Kefeli A, Basyigit S, Özgür Yeniova A, Nazligül Y. General Properties of Colon Polyps in Central Anatolia. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2014; 4 (1):7-10.
Aim: Polyp is called formations protruding into the lumen in the gastrointestinal tract. In this study,
we aimed to determine frequency, anatomic distribution within the large bowel and pathologic types
of colon polyps based on the colonoscopy results.
Materials and methods: The colonoscopy reports between 2010 and 2011 were analyzed
retrospectively. Complaint of the patients on admission, the presence of polyps, anatomic distribution
of polyps, polyp type and polyp size were evaluated.
Result: A total of 4000 colonoscopy reports were examined. The largest proportion of polyps occurred
in the left colon (74.4%), followed by the ascending colon (11.5%). Eighty-five were adenomatous
polyps, 71 were hyperplastic polyps, 12 were inflammatory polyps, 12 were serrated adenoma, 3 were
adenocarcinoma, and 8 were tubulovillous adenomas.
Discussion: In light of like this study, the development of screening and follow-up programs in Turkey
will be useful to reduce the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer.
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