Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

Mouen Khashab, MD; Toshunia Robinson, MD; Anthony Kalloo, MD

Chapter 10: EGD With Polypectomy (continued)

Mouen A . Khashab, MD

Gastric polyps in the stomach should be removed since the size, distribution, or number of polyps does not reliably differentiate adenomatous from non-neoplastic polyps. Removal may be performed endoscopically using standard hot biopsy forceps or cautery snare techniques. Figure 10-1. (A) Polypectomy snare. (B) Clipping and snare device. Figure 10-2. Electrosurgical cautery unit with grounding pad and snare.