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noun abeyance, break, gap, halt, hiatus, interlude, intermission, interregnum, interruption, intervallum, intervening time, lapse, lull, pause, recess, respite, rest, spatium interiectum, spell, truce
See also: abeyance, cessation, discontinuance, duration, hiatus, moratorium, pause, pendency, period, point, recess, remission, space, term, time

INTERVAL. A space of time between two periods. When a person is unable to perform an act at any two given periods, but in the interval he has performed such act, as when a man is found to be insane in the months of January and March, and he enters into a contract or makes a will in the interval, in February, he will be presumed to have been insane at that time; and the onus will lie to show his sanity, on the person who affirms such act. See Lucid interval.

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Recommendations that remain unchanged without additional evidence are a 10-year surveillance interval for individuals with hyperplastic polyps in the rectum or sigmoid, an interval of less than 3 years for those with more than 10 adenomas, and an interval of 3 years in cases of an adenoma with high-grade dysplasia.
Although in vivo histology could be used to avoid the removal of non-neoplastic polyps, it also means that adenomas are left intact and the surveillance interval could prove to be too long (which raises the risk of cancer) or too short (which increases risk from needless polypectomy), he said.
Guidelines written by the GI societies are based on current data and decision analyses in terms of what the best surveillance interval is.

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