What does colon mean polyps? One of the most common questions about polyps is whether they are serious or not. Therefore, it is important to know that this pathology is benign tumors with a diameter of 0.5 centimeters and a variable shape that can be found in different parts of the digestive tract, although it is more common to find them in the colon.
There are many types of polyps, the most common are hyperplastic and adenoma types. The first is characterized by the risk of cancer, while the second is more common in colon cancer.
Although these two are the most common, there are many different polyps, so you should pay attention to their size, as those who are more than two centimeters in diameter can develop or develop cancer.
In terms of its appearance, anyone can get them, more often than 50 years old adults. However, some situations increase the chance of suffering from them, such as those who have had polyps in previous cases, if the family member had them or had colon cancer. The appearance of the polyps increases with age, and the causes that cause them are not known precisely, although they are suspected of having an inherited component or that are caused by a diet rich in fat and fiber.
In most cases, colon polyps have no symptoms, exceptionally taking into account the significant size that can bleed. Therefore, knowing that they are asymptomatic, we are able to perform periodic analyzes to detect them in time.
For all asymptomatic patients aged 50 years and over, a video colonoscopy is shown from the age of 40 if there has been a history of colon cancer (parents, mother, grandparents) and family of any age if the patient has symptoms associated with pathology.
A diagnostic method that is beneficial to the patient
At present, colon cancer is one of the most common males and females. This method, videocolonoscopy, is considered to be the best way to prevent this disease in time, as it reveals it at an early stage of development, ie when it is still in polyp.
Colonoscopy is the most accurate way to detect polyps and, if necessary, remove the same procedure by analyzing them with the pathology service. It is important to consider colonoscopy as a routine test in early detection of polyps. The doctor will indicate the time at which the study should be repeated on a case-by-case basis, taking into account some variables, such as the number, size and histological type of pulled polyps.
It is important to mention that anesthesia has made a significant contribution to the implementation of a video-colonoscopy, as it prevents the patient's discomfort associated with the procedure and provides a complete study.
The Sanatorio Allende Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Service has included new endoscopic towers for digestive video in both events: Olympus 190 EVIS EXERA III. This machine, which is the first of these features in the province of Cordoba, in addition to endoscopy experts in the management of this last generation endoscope, allows us to position ourselves in the same technological conditions with the first world.
The Endoscopy Tower provides several benefits for both patients and their professionals. Its HD imaging system and freezing of previous images allow the detection of early colon polyps.
These properties, added to strictness control, allow the patient to reduce discomfort after the study, making this practice ambulatory, daily and with a small percentage of complications. This means that starting with the endoscope, the professional can handle it easily and quickly, avoiding the obstacles of the organ. In this way, it is possible not only to overcome the insoluble colon, but also to provide the endoscopist with the procedure successfully performed by studying the colon in general.
Technological advances allow us to obtain advanced endoscopes that deliver high resolution images and who, using expert endoscopy and trained for their use, provide a percentage of sensitivity and efficiency close to 100 percent.