Sessile Serrated Adenomas and Melanosis Coli

  • John C. Deutsch, MD Essentia Health
Keywords: sessile serrated adenoma, colon cancer, melanosis coli


Abstract: A woman with melanosis coli underwent colonoscopy and had easily visible sessile serrated adenomas. Images and a discussion are provided

Author Biography

John C. Deutsch, MD, Essentia Health
Founding Editor, VHJOE Dept of Gastroenterology and the Cancer Center St Mary’s Duluth Clinic Duluth, MN Personal portfolio includes stock in Merck No other potential conflicts


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