Colonoscopic Polypectomy

Habr-Gama, Angelita; Gama-Rodrigues, Joaquim José; Alves, Paulo Arruda; Verane, Eduardo
December 1977
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1977, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p535
Academic Journal
A total of 87 polyps were treated during 62 colonoscopic examinations on 60 patients; 69 polyps were resected and 18 were fulgurated with the hot-biopsy forceps. Fifteen patients were under 13 years old, and the average age was 38 years. Twelve patients had more than one polyp. There were no complications and the method could be carried out in all patients, whenever it was indicated. Sixteen polyps were hamartomas, 13 shistosomatic, six hyperplastic, two lymphoid and 36 were adenomas. Among these adenomas, six showed evidence of foci carcinoma, one in situ and five, invasive. Surgical resection was indicated in only one patient with sessile polyp with invasive focus of carcinoma. No metastasis was detected whatsoever.


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