What is it about?
This article explores risk factors associated with sessile serrated lesion (SSL) detection in a general colonoscopy population. It provides contemporary estimates for SSL prevalence and highlights a potential increased susceptibility of young females to SSLs.
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Why is it important?
This article provides data to guide the development of more robust and contemporary guidelines for colonoscopy screening and SSL detection. It also highlights potential age and sex disparities in the prevalence of different precancerous polyps. The potential high prevalence of SSLs in young females, and its contribution to young-onset colorectal cancer, remains to be explored.
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This page is a summary of: Should the high prevalence of sessile serrated lesions in patients aged below 50 years influence screening colonoscopy recommendations?, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, April 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jgh.15511.
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