Journal article

Complications of cold versus hot snare polypectomy of 10-20 mm polyps: A retrospective cohort study

Shara N Ket, Dileep Mangira, Allysia Ng, Douglas Tjandra, Ja H Koo, Richard La Nauze, Andrew Metz, Alan Moss, Gregor Brown

JGH OPEN | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background and Aim: Cold snare polypectomy is safe and efficacious for removing polyps <10 mm with reduced rates of delayed postpolypectomy bleeding and postpolypectomy syndrome. This technique can also be used for sessile polyps ≥10 mm; however, further evidence is required to establish its safety. The aim of this study was to compare intraprocedure and postprocedure adverse events in patients who underwent cold (CSP) versus hot snare polypectomy (HSP) of 10-20 mm sessile colonic polyps. Methods: Electronic medical records and endoscopy reports of all patients who underwent polypectomy for Paris 0-IIa, Is, or 0-IIa + Is 10-20 mm colonic polyps between January 2015 and June 2017 at three ter..

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