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January 2005
Gut;Jan2005, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p168
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This article presents abstracts of different articles published in various journals. The abstract of the article "Large polyps: Strangle or Blanch Them, But Do Something," describes that bleeding is not uncommon after polypectomy, yet strategies for minimising bleeding risk are unclear and comparative studies of different methods are few and far beiween. The authors randomised 488 patients undergoing removal of peclunculated polyps to either placement of a detachable nylon snare, injection of 0.01 % epinephrine into the stalk before polypectomy, or snare polypectomy alone. The abstract of the other article "Stent It to Prevent It," describes that post-procedure pancreatitis can be a devastating complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Endoscopic placement of pancreatic stents is a relatively new approach to reduce the risk of pancreatilis following the procedure.


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