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Colorectal Polypoid Lesions

Colorectal Polypoid Lesions Abstract THE MEDICAL Sciences Division of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine examines test pilots and astronaut candidates and evaluates flying personnel in whom there is some question of physical qualifications for flying duties. In all of the former and many of the latter, sigmoidoscopic examinations have been done, and the patients are thus presented as a group of predominately healthy young men in whom no real clinical indications for the procedure exist. From our findings of polypoid lesions and review of the pertinent literature, we wish to make certain recommendations (Table 1). "Symptoms" are those reported in the aeromedical survey questionnaire and elaborated upon by the referring physician or the proctological examiner. In the main, they consist of minor bright red rectal bleeding associated with straining and constipated stools, pruritus ani, thrombosed hemorrhoids in the past, or occasional history of anal operations for fissure or hemorrhoids. In References 1. Huff, D., and Geis, I.: How to Lie With Statistics , New York: W. W. Norton and Co., Inc., 1954. 2. Grinnell, R.S., and Lane, N.: Benign and Malignant Adenomatous Polyps and Papillary Adenomas of the Colon and Rectum: An Analysis of 1,856 Tumors in 1,335 Patients , Surg Gynec Obstet 106:519, 1958. 3. Spratt, J.S., Jr.; Ackerman, L.V.; and Moyer, C.A.: Relationship of Polyps of the Colon to Colonic Cancer , Ann Surg 148:682, 1958.Crossref 4. Bigelow, B., and Winkleman, J.: Polyps of the Colon and Rectum , Cancer 17:177, 1964.Crossref 5. Blatt, L.J.: Polyps of the Colon and Rectum: Incidence and Distribution , Dis Colon and Rectum 4:277, 1961.Crossref 6. Welch, C.E.: " Polypoid Lesions of the Gastrointestinal Tract ," in Major Problems in Clinical Surgery , Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1964. 7. Enquist, I.F.: The Incidence and Significance of Polyps of the Colon and Rectum , Surgery 42:681, 1957. 8. Swinton, N.W., and Haug, A.D.: The Frequency of Precancerous Lesions in the Rectum and Colon , Lahey Clin Bull 5:84, 1947. 9. Rider, J.A., et al: Polyps of the Colon and Rectum , JAMA 170:633, 1959.Crossref 10. Wison, G.S.; Dale, E.H.; and Brines, O.A.: An Evaluation of Polyps Detected in 20,847 Routine Sigmoidoscopic Examinations , Amer J Surg 90:834, 1955.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Colorectal Polypoid Lesions

Archives of Surgery , Volume 93 (4) – Oct 1, 1966

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0004-0010
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10.1001/archsurg.1966.01330040089016
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Abstract

Abstract THE MEDICAL Sciences Division of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine examines test pilots and astronaut candidates and evaluates flying personnel in whom there is some question of physical qualifications for flying duties. In all of the former and many of the latter, sigmoidoscopic examinations have been done, and the patients are thus presented as a group of predominately healthy young men in whom no real clinical indications for the procedure exist. From our findings of polypoid lesions and review of the pertinent literature, we wish to make certain recommendations (Table 1). "Symptoms" are those reported in the aeromedical survey questionnaire and elaborated upon by the referring physician or the proctological examiner. In the main, they consist of minor bright red rectal bleeding associated with straining and constipated stools, pruritus ani, thrombosed hemorrhoids in the past, or occasional history of anal operations for fissure or hemorrhoids. In References 1. Huff, D., and Geis, I.: How to Lie With Statistics , New York: W. W. Norton and Co., Inc., 1954. 2. Grinnell, R.S., and Lane, N.: Benign and Malignant Adenomatous Polyps and Papillary Adenomas of the Colon and Rectum: An Analysis of 1,856 Tumors in 1,335 Patients , Surg Gynec Obstet 106:519, 1958. 3. Spratt, J.S., Jr.; Ackerman, L.V.; and Moyer, C.A.: Relationship of Polyps of the Colon to Colonic Cancer , Ann Surg 148:682, 1958.Crossref 4. Bigelow, B., and Winkleman, J.: Polyps of the Colon and Rectum , Cancer 17:177, 1964.Crossref 5. Blatt, L.J.: Polyps of the Colon and Rectum: Incidence and Distribution , Dis Colon and Rectum 4:277, 1961.Crossref 6. Welch, C.E.: " Polypoid Lesions of the Gastrointestinal Tract ," in Major Problems in Clinical Surgery , Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1964. 7. Enquist, I.F.: The Incidence and Significance of Polyps of the Colon and Rectum , Surgery 42:681, 1957. 8. Swinton, N.W., and Haug, A.D.: The Frequency of Precancerous Lesions in the Rectum and Colon , Lahey Clin Bull 5:84, 1947. 9. Rider, J.A., et al: Polyps of the Colon and Rectum , JAMA 170:633, 1959.Crossref 10. Wison, G.S.; Dale, E.H.; and Brines, O.A.: An Evaluation of Polyps Detected in 20,847 Routine Sigmoidoscopic Examinations , Amer J Surg 90:834, 1955.Crossref

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1966

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