Colonoscopic Polypectomy

Kevin A. Tolliver, Douglas K. Rex

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Colonoscopic polypectomy is the most effective visceral cancer prevention tool in clinical medicine. In general, risks associated with the technique of polyp removal should match the likelihood that the polyp will become or already is malignant (eg, low-risk technique for low risk for malignant potential). Cold techniques are preferred for most diminutive polyps. Polypectomy techniques must be effective and minimize complications. Complications can occur even with proper technique, however. Aggressive evaluation and treatment of complications helps ensure the best possible outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-251
Number of pages23
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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