Colonoscopic Polypectomy: A critical review of recent literature

Peter H. Rubin, Jerome D. Waye

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Colonoscopic polypectomy continues to be a major activity of gastrointestinal endoscopists, based upon the belief that ridding the colon of polyps prevents colon cancer. We review recent literature bearing on this assumption, emphasizing the benefits and limitations of colonoscopy for screening and surveillance of polyps. CT colonography has developed as an alternative or adjunct to colonoscopy but has not surpassed it in accuracy or therapeutic potential. Other recent technologic developments, such as magnification and chromoendoscopy, are reviewed, and an attempt is made to put them in perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-433
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Gastroenterology Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2006


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