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The controversy regarding the malignant potential and clinical management of gastrointestinal polyps continues to pervade the current literature. An attempt is made in this monograph to clarify the facts and lessen the confusion by providing a brief review of the problem. The material presented deals directly with the obvious factors producing the controversy, namely, definition of terms, histologic criteria, and malignancy potential. This is well-demonstrated by citing the conflicting statistical studies in the literature and their varied interpretations, reviewing the evidence for and against malignant transformation of single adenomas and papillary adenomas, and, finally, pointing out the clinical complexity that
Polypoid Lesions of the Gastrointestinal Tract.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:858. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-4-858_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(4):858.
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