Novel catheter-based polyp ruler accurately, easily measures polyp size

The Napoleon, a catheter-based polyp ruler, easily and more accurately measured polyp size compared with visual measurement alone, according to a presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting.“We know polyp size is very important for determining colonoscopy surveillance intervals; in one study that looked at polyp size, they noted that 61.3% of the time polyps were overestimated by 33% or more, resulting in inappropriate surveillance recommendations 35.2% of the time,” Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, division of gastroenterology at NYURead More

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