Do patients with PJS require endoscopic screening and surveillance for CRC

Do patients with PJS require endoscopic screening and surveillance for CRC? 

CRC surveillance endoscopy is offered to patients with PJS syndrome because the lifetime risk of CRC for these individuals ranges from 10% to 20%. Several surveillance protocols have been published but the true efficacy of aggressive CRC surveillance for these patients has yet to be established. Most endoscopic surveillance protocols suggest colonoscopic examinations should begin around the age of 18 with 3-year surveillance intervals.

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