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  • adj. Outside of the colon

Etymologies

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From extra- +‎ colonic

Examples

  • "Although extracolonic evaluation at screening CT colonography does carry some disadvantages, such as patient anxiety, inconvenience, or the potential for benign biopsy, our results suggest that early detection of asymptomatic extracolonic cancer represents an additional benefit of screening CT colonography that is not available with optical colonoscopy," Dr. Pickhardt said.

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  • Invasive colorectal cancer was found in 22 patients, and extracolonic cancer was found in 36 patients.

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  • Additional diagnostic tests for unsuspected extracolonic findings are performed in about 6 percent of cases, nearly half of which ultimately prove to be clinically relevant.

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  • "Optical colonoscopy cannot provide for any assessment beyond the colon itself, whereas virtual colonoscopy can detect a wide array of unsuspected extracolonic diseases, most notably cancers and aortic aneurysms," Dr. Pickhardt said.

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  • Most of the extracolonic diagnoses were vascular aneurysms.

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  • It produces low referral-for-colonoscopy rates that are similar to other screening tests covered by Medicare, and doesn't result in unreasonable levels of additional testing because of extracolonic findings, they noted.

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  • Potentially significant extracolonic findings were seen in 15. 4% (89 of 577) of patients, with a work-up rate of 7. 8% (45) of patients.

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  • (extracolonic), including the abdomen, pelvis and portions of the lungs.

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  • [It] should be considered as an alternative to optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening or as a onetime procedure to identify significant treatable intracolonic and extracolonic lesions, "Veerappan said.

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