Pathology of colorectal polyps and cancer

Lisa Johnston, Frank Carey

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Colorectal adenomas and cancers are common. Diagnosis and management of these lesions requires close clinical-pathological correlation. This article emphasizes clinically important issues in management of adenomas, including serrated lesions, and early stage cancers removed by local excision. Pathological interpretation and staging of formal resection specimens is also discussed. The biology of colorectal cancer is emphasized, particularly reflecting the need for molecular analysis to guide adjuvant oncological treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalSurgery (United Kingdom)
Issue number1
Early online date25 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Cancer biology
  • colorectal adenoma
  • colorectal carcinoma
  • polyp cancer
  • serrated polyp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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