The dataset has been developed for the reporting of local excision specimens from the colon and rectum, including polypectomies, endoscopic mucosal resections (EMR), endoscopic submucosal dissections (ESD), endoscopic full thickness resections (EFTR), transanal submucosal excisions, transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) specimens.

Surgical resection specimens from patients with primary carcinoma of the colon and rectum, including neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) and mixed neuroendocrine-non-neuroendocrine neoplasms (MiNENs), are dealt with in a separate dataset. 

The dataset is recommended for the reporting of neuroendocrine neoplasms (neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) and (NECs)) diagnosed from local excision specimens and thus differs from the dataset for the reporting of primary carcinoma of the colon and rectum in surgical resection specimens from which NETs are excluded.
ICCR Colorectal Excisional Biopsy (Polypectomy) Bookmarked guide - 1918 KB
ICCR Colorectal Excisional Biopsy (Polypectomy) Hyperlinked guide - 1142 KB
ICCR Colorectal Excisional Biopsy (Polypectomy) Dataset in Word - 370 KB

Publication History

This dataset was developed with the kind support of Bowel Cancer UK.

1st edition - April 2020
  • To reference this dataset please use the following citation: Rosty C, Brown I, Cooper H, Dekker E, Driman DK, Gonzalez RS, Hewett DG, Loughrey MB, Makinen M, Pai R, Sheahan K, Nagtegaal I. (2020) Colorectal Excisional Biopsy (Polypectomy) Histopathology Reporting Guide. International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting; Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-922324-02-3

Expert Committee

The Colorectal Excisional Biopsy (Polypectomy) dataset was developed by the following international team:
  • Chair - Christophe Rosty,  Australia
  • Series Champion & ICCR representative - Iris Nagtegaal, The Netherlands
Domain experts:
  • Ian Brown, Australia
  • Harry Cooper, USA
  • Evelien Dekker, The Netherlands
  • David K Driman, Canada
  • Raul S Gonzalez, USA
  • David G Hewett, Australia
  • Maurice Loughrey, UK
  • Marcus Makinen, Finland
  • Rish Pai, USA
  • Kieran Sheahan, Ireland
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