Colon Polyps Extending Across an Anastomosis Can Be Effectively Removed by Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE, reviewing Cronin O, et al. Endoscopy 2023 Sep 12.
Among 2629 large nonpedunculated colorectal polyps in 2350 patients, 10 were classified as anastomotic and had a median lesion size of 35 mm. All lesions were removed by combined use of piecemeal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and cold-forceps avulsion with adjuvant snare-tip soft coagulation.
All 10 lesions were successfully treated, with no recurrence at the 6-month (first) follow-up in 10 of 10 cases and none at the second follow-up in 9 of 9 cases.
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Cronin O, Gupta S, Gauci J, et al. Endoscopic resection of large anastomotic polyps is safe and effective. Endoscopy 2023 Sep 12. (Epub ahead of print) (https://doi.org/10.1055/a-2174-2967)