Research Article

Our Colonoscopic Polypectomy Results: Prevalence, Size, Localization and Histopathological Evaluation


  • Haydar Celasin

Received Date: 17.03.2020 Accepted Date: 08.04.2020 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2020;73(2):172-175


The detection and excision of polyps by colonoscopy is important in terms of preventing malignancies and histopathological evaluation. In this study, we aimed to epidemiologically document the results related to the frequency, diameter, histology and location of polyps found and removed during colonoscopic intervention performed in our clinic.

Materials and Methods:

Reports of patients over 18 years old, who underwent colonoscopy due to various indications between 2016 and 2019 at the Lokman Hekim University Akay Hospital, were reviewed retrospectively. The results of patients who underwent polypectomy and biopsy were evaluated in the study.


A total of 331 (17.57%) patients who underwent polypectomy were identified among 1883 patients who underwent colonoscopy between 2016 and 2019. The mean age of the patients was 59 years. Of the patients, 200 were male (60.4%) and 131 were female (39.6%). Considering localization, polyps were more in the distal colon (62.9%). The adenoma rate was higher with 66.76% (221 patients). The malignancy rate increased significantly with size and age. The incidence of adenocarcinoma was 10%.


In the current study, we reviewed outcomes regarding the prevalence, histology, diameter and location of the polyps we removed with polypectomy. Considering the high prevalence of polyps and the cancer potential of adenomatous polyps, it becomes clear that clinicians need to pay more attention to regular screening programs.

Keywords: Colonoscopy, Polyp, Histopathology, Localization

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