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Endoscopic polypectomy for symptomatic large sigmoid polyp

Gf Donatelli, MD L Marx, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2012;12(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3637

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Endoscopic polypectomy for colorectal polyps is a common procedure. However, endoscopic treatment of large polyps (diameter exceeding 2cm) remains questionable. It is admitted that there is a serious risk of colorectal carcinoma inside these large lesions, which could well require surgical intervention. In addition, endoscopic polypectomy of large polyps is related to substantial complication risks, such as perforation and bleeding. This video shows an endoscopic management technique for a large sigmoid polyp in order to avoid immediate and future complications.