Prophylactic hemoclips effective for prevention of bleeding in large polyps

Hemoclipping may be an effective prophylaxis for treatment of large pedunculated polyps, according to a study published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.“To our knowledge this study was the first multicenter trial to investigate the efficacy of a prophylactic hemoclip on [postpolypectomy bleeding (PPB)] and demonstrated that prophylactic clipping could reduce overall PPB and [intermediate PPB (IPPB)] associated with resection of large pedunculated polyps,” Tae-Geun Gweon, MD, PhD, from the department of internal medicine, Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, TheRead More

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