10. Basic Principles and Techniques of Polypectomy
Published Online: 10 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Waye, J. D., Aisenberg, J. and Rubin, P. H. (2013) Basic Principles and Techniques of Polypectomy, in Practical Colonoscopy, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118553442.ch10
- Published Online: 10 JUN 2013
- Published Print: 18 APR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780470670583
Online ISBN: 9781118553442
- Sessile serrated polyp;
- Sessile polyp;
- Pedunculated polyp;
- Paris criteria for polyp nomenclature;
- Retrieval devices;
The colonoscopist must know how to perform basic polypectomy and have the equipment available to accomplish it. Most polyps can be removed during the index colonoscopy, but some are too large or too difficult and require a second colonoscopy for polypectomy. The endoscopist and gastrointestinal assistant must work as a team to maximize safety, effectiveness, and efficiency.