Hyperplastic polyps and serrated adenomas: colonoscopic surveillance?

Surgeon. 2004 Apr;2(2):112-4. doi: 10.1016/s1479-666x(04)80055-6.


Hyperplastic polyps are not thought to carry a malignant potential. They are, therefore, not regularly screened by the majority of clinicians. We present two case reports of serrated adenomas that add to a small but expanding body of clinical and histological evidence that suggests a hyperplastic to neoplastic pathway. Regular colonoscopic surveillance may be indicated in at least some cases of hyperplastic polyposis

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology*
  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / surgery
  • Adenoma, Villous / pathology*
  • Adenoma, Villous / surgery
  • Adenomatous Polyps / pathology*
  • Adenomatous Polyps / surgery
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Colon / pathology*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia