Patient—colorectal polyps found in colon indicator, yes/no code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Polyps found in colon indicator|
|Definition:||An indicator of whether colorectal polyps were found in the patient's colon, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Patient—colorectal polyps found in colon indicator|
Value domain attributes
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Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Yes
To be recorded when colorectal polyps are found in a person's colon.
This means there are abnormalities in a person's colon. As most bowel cancers are known to initiate from polyps (Cappell 2005), more tests and potential removal may be necessary.
CODE 2 No
To be recorded when no colorectal polyps are found in a person's colon.This means there are no abnormalities in a person's colon and the person is unlikely to have bowel cancer.
Source and reference attributes
|Reference documents:||Cappell MS 2005. The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of colon cancer and adenomatous polyps. Medical Clinics of North America 89(1):1-42.|
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See also Patient—colorectal polyps greater than or equal to 10 mm indicator, Yes/no code N
See also Patient—number of colorectal polyps found, number N[NN]
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