Newly developed endoscopic treatment for small bowel polyps: Cold snare polypectomy

Junichi Sato, Yoshiki Hirooka, Osamu Watanabe, Masanao Nakamura, Takeshi Yamamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Hidemi Goto

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Abstract

A 72-year-old man with the history of small bowel carcinoma was diagnosed to have a sessile polyp in the jejunum during a follow-up examination. We performed double-balloon endoscopy and removed the polyp by means of cold snare polypectomy. The follow-up endoscopy showed no residual lesion. Cold snare polypectomy has been established as a safe and effective method for the endoscopic treatment of colonic polyps with a low risk of causing electrocautery burns and perforation. However, this technique has not yet been applied for small bowel lesions. This case report, for the first time, shows the feasibility of performing cold snare polypectomy for small bowel polyps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2601-2603
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume55
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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