Researchers raise warning about serrated colon lesions

Serrated colorectal lesions may cause one-third of colorectal cancers and are more difficult to detect than conventional adenomatous polyps, according to a study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Cleveland Clinic Foundation researchers said their goal was to heighten awareness and stress the importance of accurate diagnoses and treatments. They recommended colonoscopies be performed by “an endoscopist trained in the endoscopic appearance of serrated lesions.” Read the abstract. Medscape (free registration)/Reuters (6/28)