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Colonoscopic polypectomy is a major advance in-the therapy of colon neoplasms. The techniques for safe and efficient polyp removal are described. The uses of a variety of ancillary devices are discussed, including clips, loops, submucosal injection of fluid, and several thermal probes, including the argon plasma coagulator. The location of a lesion may be difficult to ascertain by intracolonic landmarks, but can be more precisely determined by X-ray, magnetic imaging, or intraoperative colonoscopy. Alternatively, it is possible to permanently mark the site of polyp removal with a carbon particle submucosal injection to facilitate subsequent localization either by surgery or interval colonoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-124
Number of pages14
JournalDiagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000


  • Marking
  • Problems
  • Safety
  • Submucosal injection
  • Technique


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