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The incidence of colon cancer among patients diagnosed with left colonic or sigmoid acute diverticulitis is higher than in the general population

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Thomopoulos, Theodoros
Published in Surgical Endoscopy. 2015, vol. 29, no. 11, p. 3331-3337
Abstract Considering the low incidence of colon cancer after an initial episode of colonic diverticulitis in some categories of patients, some authors suggested to exempt them from colonoscopy. However, this incidence has never been compared to that of a reference population, and predictors of cancer are still poorly investigated. We aimed to determine the 1-year incidence of colon cancer at the site of diverticulitis in patients diagnosed with left colonic or sigmoid acute diverticulitis, to compare this incidence to a reference population to state whether endoscopy is required or not, and to identify predicting factors of cancer to better target subpopulations needing that examination.
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PMID: 25631117
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Research groups Chirurgie viscérale (104)
Groupe Bouchardy Magnin Christine (Registre genevois des tumeurs) (532)
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MEYER, Jérémy et al. The incidence of colon cancer among patients diagnosed with left colonic or sigmoid acute diverticulitis is higher than in the general population. In: Surgical Endoscopy, 2015, vol. 29, n° 11, p. 3331-3337. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:75862

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