Table 1

Post-polypectomy surveillance recommendations by age

Colonoscopy findingsHigh-risk criteriaLow-risk (premalignant polyp(s)but no high-risk criteria)No polyps
Within national bowel screening age range or within 10 years of lower age limitColonoscopy after 3 yearsParticipate in national bowel screening when invitedParticipate in national bowel screening when invited
More than 10 years younger than national bowel screening lower age limitColonoscopy after 3 years‚ÄÉConsider colonoscopy after 5 or 10 years, individualised to their age and other risk factorsParticipate in national bowel screening when invited
At least 75 years old, or if life expectancy <10 yearsIn general, no colonoscopic surveillance recommended