September 2, 2014
Patients with viral or alcohol-related cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation and who underwent colonoscopy were at high risk for developing colorectal neoplasia, according to new study data.
Researchers analyzed data from colonoscopy screenings of two cohorts of 1,134 adult patients awaiting liver transplantation to determine if cirrhosis was a risk factor for colorectal neoplasia. One group consisted of patients with cirrhosis (n=567) and the other was a control group matched for BMI, age, sex, smoking and diabetes (n=567). Each group was 72.3% men; median age was 54 years.