Gut and Liver 2010; 4(4): 498-502 https://doi.org/10.5009/gnl.2010.4.4.498 A Significant Number of Sessile Serrated Adenomas Might Not Be Accurately Diagnosed in Daily Practice
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Soo Woong Kim*, Jae Myung Cha*, Joung Il Lee*, Kwang Ro Joo*, Hyun Phil Shin*, Gou Young Kim, and Sung Jig Lim
Departments of *Internal Medicine and Pathology, East-West Neo Medical Center, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Jae Myung Cha
© The Korean Society of Gastroenterology, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Korean Association the Study of Intestinal Diseases, the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver, Korean Pancreatobiliary Association, and Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer. All rights reserved.

Abstract
Background/Aims: The diagnosis of hyperplastic polyps (HPs) may involve a conglomeration of subgroups of serrated polyps. The diagnosis of HPs may therefore be revisited if this is sessile serrated adenoma (SSA). The aim of this study was to determine clinically and endoscopically relevant information associated with reclassification to SSA. Methods: After reviewing the data from 1,372 patients who underwent colonoscopic polypectomy, 49 HPs larger than 10 mm were analyzed in this study. Two gastrointestinal pathologists reclassified each of the original 49 HPs as conventional HPs, SSAs, and others. Results: Among the 49 initially diagnosed HPs, 18.4% were reclassified into SSAs or mixed polyps. Overall architectural features were useful for the diagnosis of SSA, but cytological features were less useful. The patient and polyp characteristics did not differ between HPs with and without reclassification of the initial pathological diagnosis. Conclusions: A significant number of SSAs might not be accurately diagnosed in daily clinical practice without any predilection for size, shape, and location. Therefore, when large HPs are diagnosed in clinical practice, it is necessary for physicians to have greater awareness of the diagnosis of SSA and to individualize subsequent surveillance. (Gut Liver 2010;4:498-502)
Keywords: Colorectal polyp; Hyperplastic polyp; Sessile serrated adenoma
Abstract
Background/Aims: The diagnosis of hyperplastic polyps (HPs) may involve a conglomeration of subgroups of serrated polyps. The diagnosis of HPs may therefore be revisited if this is sessile serrated adenoma (SSA). The aim of this study was to determine clinically and endoscopically relevant information associated with reclassification to SSA. Methods: After reviewing the data from 1,372 patients who underwent colonoscopic polypectomy, 49 HPs larger than 10 mm were analyzed in this study. Two gastrointestinal pathologists reclassified each of the original 49 HPs as conventional HPs, SSAs, and others. Results: Among the 49 initially diagnosed HPs, 18.4% were reclassified into SSAs or mixed polyps. Overall architectural features were useful for the diagnosis of SSA, but cytological features were less useful. The patient and polyp characteristics did not differ between HPs with and without reclassification of the initial pathological diagnosis. Conclusions: A significant number of SSAs might not be accurately diagnosed in daily clinical practice without any predilection for size, shape, and location. Therefore, when large HPs are diagnosed in clinical practice, it is necessary for physicians to have greater awareness of the diagnosis of SSA and to individualize subsequent surveillance. (Gut Liver 2010;4:498-502)
Keywords: Colorectal polyp; Hyperplastic polyp; Sessile serrated adenoma
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