Management of malignant colorectal polyps in New Zealand
There are major risks associated with the over‐treatment or under‐treatment of MP. Under‐treatment may result in missing the chance of curing an early malignancy and results in preventable mortality. Over‐treatment may result in significant morbidity and mortality related to major surgery, particularly for rectal lesions, where surgery is associated with higher rates of complications.3
The primary aim of this study was to describe the management of malignant colorectal polyps in a sample of the New Zealand population for the period 1999–2013. The secondary aim was to investigate clinicopathological factors associated with outcomes and ascertain which factors influence prognosis.