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Screening Colonoscopy in Patients Evaluated for Liver Transplant: Look before You Leap.

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Summary of "Screening Colonoscopy in Patients Evaluated for Liver Transplant: Look before You Leap."

We read with interest the paper by Oey and colleagues. While the argument for caution regarding the safety of colonoscopy in patients evaluated for liver transplant(LT) has merit, the low yield of colorectal cancer (CRC) in their study is not surprising considering that majority of patients were average risk. However, low yield of CRC is a soft argument against screening colonoscopy in pre-LT patients because evidence suggests that the risk of advanced adenoma (AA) and CRC significantly increases post-LT. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Name: Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.)
ISSN: 1527-3350
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