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Personalizing Polypectomy Techniques Based on Polyp Characteristics

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Matt Rutter


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© 2020 AGA . is an essential skill for all endoscopists performing lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. Different polypectomy tools and techniques have evolved and it is important that endoscopists are familiar with these so they can select the most appropriate technique for each polyp. This narrative review updates the different concepts in tailoring polypectomy technique to the characteristics of polyps. Effective polypectomy requires different components, including the following: careful evaluation of the polyp; decision making about optimal polyp management; actual polypectomy, which includes careful positioning of the endoscope and polyp; and postpolypectomy evaluation of the results (for completeness of resection and prophylaxis of complications).

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Author(s): Rutter MD, Jover R

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Year: 2020

Volume: 18

Issue: 13

Pages: 2859-2867

Print publication date: 01/12/2020

Online publication date: 26/09/2020

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN (print): 1542-3565

ISSN (electronic): 1542-7714

Publisher: W.B. Saunders


DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.09.025

PubMed id: 31563558