OBJECTIVE: It has been suggested that patients with acromegaly may be at risk of developing colorectal carcinoma. In order to clarify this issue, we have evaluated the prevalence of carcinoma, premalignant tubulovillous adenomas and hyperplastic colonic polyps in a large cohort of patients with acromegaly. DESIGN: Prospective colonoscopic examination by a single operator. PATIENTS: One hundred and twenty-nine patients with biochemically proven acromegaly. RESULTS: At least one lesion was visu...Expand abstract
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Acromegaly, colonic polyps and carcinoma.
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