Editor’s Choice: cold forceps polypectomy using NBI endoscopy

Gross_headshotAssociate Editor Seth A. Gross, MD, FASGE highlights this article from the March issue: “A prospective randomized comparative study of cold forceps polypectomy by using narrow-band imaging endoscopy versus cold snare polypectomy in patients with diminutive colorectal polyps.”

This study highlights the importance of proper polypectomy technique depending on polyp size when dealing with diminutive polyps.

There are times when endoscopists use cold forceps polypectomy technique, but should be using a cold snare technique to get complete resection. Gross_fig

Figure 2. Enrollment flowchart. CFP, cold forceps polypectomy; CSP, cold snare polypectomy.

For polyps 1-3 mm in size, cold forceps technique is appropriate. However, for polyps greater the 3 mm cold snare technique will ensure a complete resection and cold forceps technique should not be used.

Find the abstract for this article here.

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