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Journal:   TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ)   2005 , Volume 62 , Number 9; Page(s) 740 To 744.
 
Paper: 

COLONIC POLYPS AND CANCERS IN PATIENTS WITH ACROMEGALY

 
 
Author(s):  ARDESHIR LARIJANI MOHAMMAD BAGHER, ANSARI R., ALIAN NEJAD R., BARADAR JALILI R.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: At the base of multiple studies acromegaly patients are at the risk of polyps and colonic cancer risk. Risk of colonic cancer in these patients was reported 23-53 % in different studies. There have been not any studies about prevalence of colonic polyps and cancers in IRAN.
Results: This research that has been done in shariati hospital the prevalence of colonic polyps in patients acromegaly was 22%. The results of this research were similar to other studies. This means that the protocol of the screening of these patient also can be similar.
Conclusion: Then we recommended the screening of this patients for polyps and colonic cancers be initiated from 40 years and also repeated every three years.

 
Keyword(s): ACROMEGALY, COLONIC POLYP, IGF1
 
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