Effect of referral pattern and histopathology grade on surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps

Post written by Dennis Yang, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. The incidence of surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps has continued to rise. We aimed to evaluate referral patterns and factors associated with surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps at a large tertiary care center. Endoscopic resection should …

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Impact of submucosal saline solution injection for cold snare polypectomy of small colorectal polyps

Post written by Yuichi Shimodate, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Okayama, Japan. We compared the complete resection, which was defined if muscularis mucosa in the resected specimen was present under the tumor along more than 80% of the tumor’s horizontal dimension, rates of cold snare polypectomy with submucosal saline …

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Increased risk of metachronous large serrated polyps in individuals with 5- to 9-mm proximal hyperplastic polyps

Post written by Joseph C. Anderson, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, and the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. The goal of our study was to examine the risk of metachronous large serrated polyps (SPs) and advanced adenomas in patients with 5- to 9-mm proximal …

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Clinical importance of cold polypectomy during the insertion phase in the left side of the colon and rectum

Post written by Akira Teramoto, MD, from the Gastrointestinal Center, Sano Hospital, Kobe, Japan. We believe that all endoscopists are very familiar with this situation; small polyps are identified during insertion phase of colonoscopy without having any intention to search for them. The clinical question, whether we should resect now or later, seems to be …

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Patient preferences of resect and discard paradigm

Dayna S. Early, MD, from Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri, USA discusses this Original Article, "Patient preferences of a resect and discard paradigm." Resect and discard is a new paradigm for management of diminutive polyps, in which small polpys are resected and discarded instead of being …

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Author Discussion Series- Cesare Hassan

An Original Article from the July issue "Accuracy of narrow-band imaging in predicting colonoscopy surveillance intervals and histology of distal diminutive polyps: results from a multicenter, prospective trial" by Alessandro Repici, MD, Cesare Hassan, MD, Franco Radaelli, MD, Pietro Occhipinti, MD, Claudio De Angelis, MD, Fabio Romeo, MD, Silvia Paggi, MD, Silvia Saettone, MD, Fabio …

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