The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 53

You are educating a patient that has just been advised that he has "polyps" in his colon. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

  1. The larger the colonic polyp, the greater the risk of malignant transformation
  2. Villous adenomas have a 30-70% risk of malignant transformation
  3. The greater the number of concomitant colonic polyps, the greater the risk of malignant transformation
  4. The majority of colonic polyps are hyperplastic in origin
  5. The majority of colonic polyps are > 3 cm in size

Answer: E

The majority of colonic polyps are > 3 cm in size

Most polyps are, in fact, quite small. All the rest of these statements are true

Know Your Content Blueprint

Colonic polyps are covered in the NCCPA™ Content Blueprint GI and Nutrition System (10%)

Learn more about the management of colonic polyps as well as colon cancer and take the lesson quiz at SMARTY PANCE Polyps

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