Surveillance colonoscopy practice in Lynch syndrome in the Netherlands: A nationwide survey

Jan J. Koornstra*, Hans Fa Vasen

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4658-4659
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 14-Sept-2007


  • lynch syndrome
  • hereditary nonpolyposis
  • colorectal cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • surveillance
  • chromoencloscopy

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