The flat adenoma: Significance and management

S. J. Lanspa, T. C. Smyrk, H. T. Lynch, J. X. Jenkins

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Abstract

Some studies have suggested that flat adenomas have a disproportionate propensity for high-grade dysplasia relative to size, but prospective studies are required to establish the prevalence of high-grade dysplasia. Flat adenomas in the proximal colon, particularly in association with fundic gland polyps of the stomach, should prompt a review of the family history to rule out hereditary flat adenoma syndrome. Flat adenomas may be difficult to identify at endoscopy; insufflation and deflation facilitate identification. The best method for endoscopic removal remains controversial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-659
Number of pages11
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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Lanspa, S. J., Smyrk, T. C., Lynch, H. T., & Jenkins, J. X. (1993). The flat adenoma: Significance and management. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America, 3(4), 649-659.