Lynch syndrome, or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), is the most common genetic disorder predisposing to colorectal cancer. As regular colonoscopic surveillance has been shown to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer, this strategy is recommended worldwide. Recently, several advances in colonoscopic techniques have improved detection rates of neoplasia in Lynch syndrome. In this nationwide survey, we evaluated current surveillance colonoscopy practices for Lynch syndrome in the Netherlands and the extent to which advanced techniques have been adopted in routine clinical practice. (c) 2007 WJG. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||World Journal of Gastroenterology|
|Publication status||Published - 14-Sept-2007|
- lynch syndrome
- hereditary nonpolyposis
- colorectal cancer
- NONPOLYPOSIS COLORECTAL-CANCER