Width and depth of resection for small colorectal polyps

Post written by Sho Suzuki, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. We conducted this prospective, randomized, exploratory study to investigate the resection width and depth achieved by cold snare polypectomy (CSP) for small colorectal polyps compared to those achieved by hot snare …

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Volume of surgery for benign colorectal polyps in the last 11 years

Post written by Maxime E.S. Bronzwaer, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over the past decade endoscopic resection techniques, such as piecemeal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), have progressed significantly to treat large and complex non-pedunculated colorectal polyps. Endoscopic resection …

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History of Diminutive and Small Colorectal Polyps

Post written by Jasper L.A. Vleugels from the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This study explored the natural history of diminutive polyps that were left without resection and were followed up. At a certain point, I was in the endoscopy room, and the patient undergoing colonoscopy asked why these diminutive polyps …

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Detectability of colorectal polyps by using BLI

Naohisa Yoshida, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, in Kyoto, Japan discusses this Original Article "Improvement in the visibility of colorectal polyps by using blue laser imaging (with video)." We proved the improvement of polyp visibility by blue laser imaging (BLI) …

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Computer-aided diagnosis by using endocytoscopy

Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD from the Digestive Disease Center at Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital in Yokohama, Japan discusses this Original Article "Novel computer-aided diagnostic system for colorectal lesions by using endocytoscopy (with videos)." We developed the brand-new automated diagnostic system for colorectal polyps by using endocytoscopy which can visualize in vivo nuclei and gland lumens. …

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Cold snare polypectomy in anticoagulated patients

Akira Horiuchi, MD from Showa Inan General Hospital in Komagane, Japan writes about his Original Article "Removal of small colorectal polyps in anticoagulated patients: a prospective randomized comparison of cold snare and conventional polypectomy" from the March issue. No delayed bleeding occurred after cold snare polypectomy whereas endoscopic hemostasis for immediate and delayed bleeding was required …

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