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Title: Endoscopic surveillance of premalignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract

Author:
Abdulhabib Annabhani, Agata Mulak, Leszek Paradowski
Type:
Review articles
Language:
PL
Journal:
Polish Gastroenterology
Year:
2009
Volume:
16
Number:
5
Start page:
389
Final page:
394
ISSN:
1232-9886
Keywords:
endoscopic surveillance, premalignant conditions, gastrointestinal tract malignancies
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Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract are the most common malignancies in Europe and in the USA. Endoscopic screening and surveillance of premalignant conditions enable detection of cancers at early stage that allows curative treatment and decrease in mortality. The paper presents an overview of current recommendations concerning endoscopic surveillance of premalignant conditions of the esophagus, stomach and colon based on the guidelines of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) as well as British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). The proper strategy of surveillance should take into account not only the effectiveness of the recommended procedures but also their costs and the risk of potential complications.