Features of Postcolonoscopy Colorectal Cancer and Survival Times of Patients in Korea.

Affiliation

Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The literature reporting survival times after diagnosis of postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer (PCCRC) is inconsistent1-4 and few data are available from Asian countries. Asian countries have different health care utilization patterns and resources from those of Western countries, and the characteristics and survival of PCCRC patients may be different. This study aimed to compare the features and survival times of PCCRC patients with those of detected CRC patients in Korea.