Surgery for Benign Colorectal Polyps
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE, reviewing Saade R, et al. Endosc Int Open 2021 Apr 22.
This report from the U.S. evaluated 144 patients undergoing surgical resection for benign colorectal polyps.
There were 118 referred patients without an attempt at endoscopic removal. Of these, 22% (n=26) had a polyp <2 cm in size, 23 of which were on the right side of the colon. There were 22 patients (15%) with incomplete endoscopic resection (16 on the right side of the colon, 6 on the left side of the colon). Twelve of these had residual polyp sized <2 cm. In-hospital surgical mortality was 0.7% and morbidity was 20.1%.
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Saade R, Tsang T, Kmeid M, et al. Overutilization of surgical resection for benign colorectal polyps: analysis from a tertiary care center. Endosc Int Open 2021;9:E706-E712. (https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1380-3017)