Colon polyps

Colon polyps involve a group of lesions that project above the surface of the colon's mucosa. Studies conducted in autopsies show that colonic polyps are very common and occur in more than 30% of patients over 60 years of age. Not all polyps are malignant or all benign. Either way, 70-80% of resected polyps are adenomatous. The importance of adenomatous lesions is their relationship with colorectal cancer. Due to the prevalence of polyps in the general population and the increase in adenocarcinoma, these lesions represent a major public health problem because colorectal cancer is responsible for 10% of cancer deaths in the United States. Proper management of colonic polyps could reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer.