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Hereditary colon cancers can be tiny: a cautionary case report of the results of colonoscopic surveillance

Church, James, FRACS, FACS, FACG1,*

American Journal of Gastroenterology: November 1998 - Volume 93 - Issue 11 - p 2289–2290
doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1998.00640.x
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This case report describes a 45-yr-old woman with a strong family history of colorectal cancer who was found to have a 4-mm poorly differentiated cancer in her transverse colon on surveillance colonoscopy. The case is reported to advise practitioners of the need for meticulous colonoscopy in such patients.

1David G. Jagelman Inherited Colorectal Cancer Registries, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

*Director, David G. Jagelman Inherited Colorectal Cancer Registries, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195

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