Patient—colorectal polyps greater than or equal to 10 mm indicator, Yes/no code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Colorectal polyps greater than or equal to 10 mm indicator|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 29/08/2014|
An indicator of whether one or more colorectal polyps found in the patient are greater than or equal to 10 mm in size, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Patient—colorectal polyps greater than or equal to 10 mm indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Yes
To be recorded when one or more colorectal polyps are found to be greater than or equal to 10 mm in size.
The cumulative risk of polyps (mainly adenomas) greater than 10 mm developing into bowel cancer within 10 years is considered to be 8% (Stryker et al. 1987).
CODE 2 No
To be recorded when all colorectal polyps found were less than 10 mm in size.
Smaller polyps are less likely to develop into bowel cancer.
Multiple colorectal polyps can be listed.
Source and reference attributes
Stryker SJ, Wolff BG, Culp CE, Libbe SD, Ilstrup DM & MacCarty RL 1987. Natural history of untreated colonic polyps. Gastroenterology 93(5):1009–1013.
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See also Patient—colorectal polyps found in colon indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 29/08/2014
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