Personalizing Polypectomy Techniques Based on Polyp Characteristics.

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Abstract:

Polypectomy is an essential skill for all endoscopists undertaking lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. Different polypectomy tools and techniques have evolved and it is important that endoscopists are familiar with these so they can select the most appropriate technique for each polyp. This narrative review updates the different concepts in tailoring polypectomy technique to the characteristics of polyps. Effective polypectomy requires different components, including: 1) Careful evaluation of the polyp; 2) Decision-making about optimal polyp management; 3) Actual polypectomy, which includes careful positioning of the endoscope and polyp; 4) Post-polypectomy evaluation of the results in terms of completeness of resection and prophylaxis of complications.

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