Detection and clinical characteristics of serrated polyps and conventional adenomas between patients in the outpatient and physical checkup unit receiving colonoscopy



The sessile serrated adenoma/polyp detection rate (SSA/PDR) among different colonoscopy indications from daily practice has not been fully understood. This study aimed to evaluate the detection and clinical characteristics of serrated polyps and conventional adenomas between outpatient department (OPD) and physical checkup unit (PCU) patients receiving colonoscopy.


The data for this retrospective study were collected between 2016 and 2017 at Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan. A total of 7047 individuals were included, and information on polyp and adenoma detection was extracted from the colonoscopy reports.


The adenoma detection rate, the SSA/PDR, and the detection rate of traditional serrated adenoma (TSA) were 32.2%, 0.60%, and 0.50%, respectively. Risk analysis revealed no significant difference (p = 0.095) in SSA/PDR between individuals < 50 years and ≥ 50 years, and no trend of increased SSA/PDR as age increased was observed (p = 0.320). SSA/P and TSA had higher risks for synchronous advanced neoplasia than conventional adenoma, but with proximal hyperplastic polyps lower (p < 0.001, respectively). No significant difference of SSA/PDR between OPD and PCU patients was observed (p = 1.000); however, the age of SSA/P was significantly older in OPD than in PCU patients (p = 0.048).


The detection rates of CA and TSA were associated with age groups; however, SSA/PDR was insignificantly higher among individuals aged < 50 years than those with other age groups. In addition, SSA/PDR between OPD and PCU patients was not significantly found in daily practice of colonoscopies.

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This study was funded by the Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital (VGHKS106–104).

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Chang, M., Ma, C., Yu, H. et al. Detection and clinical characteristics of serrated polyps and conventional adenomas between patients in the outpatient and physical checkup unit receiving colonoscopy. Int J Colorectal Dis (2020).

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  • Serrated polyps
  • Sessile serrated adenoma/polyp
  • Traditional serrated adenoma
  • Hyperplastic polyps