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The use of endoscopic biopsy in evaluation of polypoid lesions of the colon.

Barwick KW - Yale J Biol Med (1986 Jan-Feb)

Bottom Line: Use of flexible endoscopes affords biopsy sampling of polypoid lesions of the colon, especially within the rectum and sigmoid colon by flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopes.Histologic examination of colonic biopsies usually allows division of polyps into neoplastic and non-neoplastic categories.When properly aware of its limitations, the endoscopist will find the endoscopic biopsy a valuable aid in planning the therapeutic approach to a polypoid lesion of the colon.

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Use of flexible endoscopes affords biopsy sampling of polypoid lesions of the colon, especially within the rectum and sigmoid colon by flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopes. Histologic examination of colonic biopsies usually allows division of polyps into neoplastic and non-neoplastic categories. There are significant limitations to such biopsies, however, due to sampling error and inability to reach deep submucosal cores of polyps where malignant invasion may occur. When properly aware of its limitations, the endoscopist will find the endoscopic biopsy a valuable aid in planning the therapeutic approach to a polypoid lesion of the colon.

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The use of endoscopic biopsy in evaluation of polypoid lesions of the colon.

Barwick KW - Yale J Biol Med (1986 Jan-Feb)

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Bottom Line: Use of flexible endoscopes affords biopsy sampling of polypoid lesions of the colon, especially within the rectum and sigmoid colon by flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopes.Histologic examination of colonic biopsies usually allows division of polyps into neoplastic and non-neoplastic categories.When properly aware of its limitations, the endoscopist will find the endoscopic biopsy a valuable aid in planning the therapeutic approach to a polypoid lesion of the colon.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Use of flexible endoscopes affords biopsy sampling of polypoid lesions of the colon, especially within the rectum and sigmoid colon by flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopes. Histologic examination of colonic biopsies usually allows division of polyps into neoplastic and non-neoplastic categories. There are significant limitations to such biopsies, however, due to sampling error and inability to reach deep submucosal cores of polyps where malignant invasion may occur. When properly aware of its limitations, the endoscopist will find the endoscopic biopsy a valuable aid in planning the therapeutic approach to a polypoid lesion of the colon.

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Related in: MedlinePlus