Core Concepts in Colonoscopy

Douglas G Adler, MD

Chapter 6: Endoscopic Polypectomy Techniques (continued)

Ali Siddiqui, MD; Serag Dredar, MD; Anna Strongin, MD; C. Andrew Kistler, MD, PharmD; Shou-Jiang Tang, MD

From Small to Large Lesions Endoscopic polypectomy is one of the fundamental skills gastroenterologists develop throughout their careers. Although at times it may be considered a basic skill, it has made a substantial impact on the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC), and in some cases, it is used to remove small primary CRCs. Overall, the incidence and mortality rates for CRC have been declining in the United States during the past decade. Several factors have contributed to this decline, although appropriate CRC screening with colonoscopy and polypectomy has been reported to account for…