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Colonoscopy and Colorectal Cancer Screening

Future Directions

Edited by Marco Bustamante

University of Valencia, Spain

Colorectal cancer (CRC) represents a major public health problem worldwide. Fortunately most CRCs originate from a precursor lesion, the adenoma, which is accessible and removable. This is the rationale for CRC screening programs, which are aimed to diagnose CRC at an early stage or even better to detect and resect the advanced adenoma before CRC has developed. In this background colonoscopy emerges as the main tool to achieve these goals with recent evidence supporting its role in CRC prevention. This book deals with several topics to be faced when implementing a CRC screening program. The interested reader will learn about the rationale and challenges of implementing such a program, the management of the detected lesions, the prevention of complications of colonoscopy, and finally the use of other screening modalities that are emerging as valuable alternatives. The relevance of the topics covered in it and the updated evidence included by the authors turn this book into a very useful tool to introduce the reader in this amazing and evolving field.

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Colonoscopy and Colorectal Cancer ScreeningFuture DirectionsEdited by Marco Bustamante

Published: February 13th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46055

ISBN: 978-953-51-0949-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7083-9

Copyright year: 2013

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28094 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Colorectal Cancer

By Kouklakis S. Georgios and Asimenia D. Bampali


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2. Issues in Screening and Surveillance Colonoscopy

By Anjali Mone, Robert Mocharla, Allison Avery and Fritz Francois


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3. The Future of Colonoscopy: The Use of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for Colorectal Cancer Screening — Italian Experience

By Alberto Vannelli, Michel Zanardo, Valerio Basilico, Baldovino Griffa, Fabrizio Rossi, Massimo Buongiorno, Luigi Battaglia, Vincenzo Pruiti, Sara De Dosso and Giulio Capriata


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4. Evolution and Strategy of Endoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Tumours

By Koh Z.L. Sharon, H. Yamamoto and Tsang B.S. Charles


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5. Malignant Colorectal Polyps: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis

By Luis Bujanda Fernández de Piérola, Joaquin Cubiella Fernández, Fernando Múgica Aguinaga, Lander Hijona Muruamendiaraz and Carol Julyssa Cobián Malaver


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6. The Malignant Polyp: Polypectomy or Surgical Resection?

By Josef M. Taylor and Kenneth B. Hosie


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7. Desmoplastic Reaction in Biopsy Specimens of T1 Stage Colorectal Cancer Plays a Critical Role in Defining the Level of Sub-Mucosal Invasion

By Shigeki Tomita, Kazuhito Ichikawa and Takahiro Fujimori


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8. In vivo Optical Diagnosis of Polyp Histology: Can We Omit Pathological Examination of Diminutive Polyps?

By Marco Bustamante-Balén


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9. The Major Complications of Colonoscopy: Sedation-Related, Hemorrhage Associated with Polypectomy and Colonic Perforation

By Paul Miskovitz


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10. Complications of Colonoscopy

By Muhammed Sherid, Salih Samo and Samian Sulaiman


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11. Colon Capsule Endoscopy: Quo Vadis?

By Samuel N. Adler and Cesare Hassan


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12. Virtual Colonoscopy

By Robert J. Richards and Jerome Zhengrong Liang


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