Malignancy risk of small polyps and related factors

UNAL H. U., Selcuk H., Gokcan H., Tore E., Sar A., Korkmaz M., ...More

DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, vol.52, no.10, pp.2796-2799, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10620-007-9782-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2796-2799
  • Keywords: colonic polyps, polyp size, malignancy risk, COLONIC POLYPS, PATHOLOGY, CANCER
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study was to determine the risk of polyps < 6 and between 6 and 10 mm in terms of progression to malignancy and to evaluate the influence of age, gender, and colonic localization on malignancy development. Thirteen hundred sixty-nine polyps < 10 mm identified in 680 patients were retrospectively evaluated. Sixty-seven and two-tenths percent of polyps < 10 mm were of a neoplastic nature. The incidence of neoplasia was higher in left-sided and small polyps than diminutive polyps. In patients older than 60 years, small polyps showed a higher rate of high-risk histology than diminutive polyps, while the same relationship did not exist in other age groups. In male patients over 60 years of age, the rate of high-risk histology was higher in small polyps than in diminutive polyps.