Risk Factors for Recurrent Colorectal Polyps

Gut Liver. 2020 Jul 15;14(4):399-411. doi: 10.5009/gnl19097.


The recurrence of colorectal polyps is caused by various factors and leads to the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer, which ranks third in incidence and fourth in mortality among cancers worldwide. The potential risk factors for colorectal polyp recurrence have been demonstrated in multiple trials. However, an article that pools and summarizes the various results is needed. This review enumerates and analyzes some risk factors in terms of patient characteristics, procedural operations, polyp characteristics, and dietary aspects to propose some effective prophylactic measures. This review aimed to provide a reference for clinical application and guide patients to prevent colorectal polyp recurrence in a more effective manner.

Keywords: Adenomatous polyps; Colorectal neoplasms; Recurrence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenomatous Polyps*
  • Colonic Polyps*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Risk Factors