Endoscopy 2020; 52(09): 719
DOI: 10.1055/a-1139-9177
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Art in Endoscopy: “A Monument to Cold Snare Polypectomy”

Aleksandar Gavric
Samo Plut
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Fig. 1 Protrusion within the cold snare defect after polypectomy as seen under white light with near focus.

Following cold snare polypectomy of an 8-mm (0-IIa) low grade dysplastic adenoma in the ascending colon, this protrusion was seen in the defect under white light. It has recently been shown that in 80 % of cases protrusions within the cold snare polypectomy defect contain both submucosa and muscularis mucosa, but no residual polyp tissue or large vascular structures. Such protrusions are a common phenomenon after cold snare polypectomy (occurring in 14 % of cases) and are associated with polyp size of 6 mm or more.

Aleksandar Gavric, Samo Plut Ljubljana, Slovenia

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 August 2020 (online)

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