Polypectomy during colonoscopy insertion reduces procedure time, missed polyps

Removing polyps that are unintentionally located during the colonoscopy insertion phase rather than waiting until withdrawal helped reduce the number of missed polyps and shortened the total procedure time, according to study results.Akira Teramoto, MD, of the Sano Hospital gastrointestinal center in Japan, and colleagues wrote that there are currently no clear recommendations for the management of polyps that are found during insertion.“As a result, polyps detected upon insertion are commonly removed upon endoscope withdrawal after reaching the cecum,” they wrote. “However,Read More

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