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JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis
November 6, 2020

Recommendations for Follow-up Colonoscopy After Polypectomy

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA. 2020;324(21):2208-2209. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.15001

Screening colonoscopy, through early diagnosis of CRC and removal of polyps, prevents death due to CRC.1 Increasing participation in CRC screening and improving quality of colonoscopy enhances detection and resection of colorectal polyps. Thus, guidance on appropriate timing of follow-up colonoscopy for postpolypectomy surveillance is warranted.2

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